Rikers Island

Private Investigator Accused Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs Into Rikers IslandDOI arranged to have a drug-sniffing dog greet the would-be smuggler and the pooch alerted.
DA: Rikers Island Correction Officer Ignored Inmate's Fatal SeizureA New York City correction officer on Rikers Island is accused of ignoring an inmate having a fatal seizure.
Officials: Correction Officer Tried To Smuggle Knives Into Rikers Island JailDepartment of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters said Angelo Martinez was arrested Wednesday after he was stopped during a routine screening.
Rikers Captain, Officer Charged With Beating Inmate In Supply ClosetA jail captain and correction officer at Rikers Island have been charged with assault and other crimes, in the beating of a mentally challenged 18-year-old inmate.
De Blasio Defends Jails Commissioner Ponte After Daily News SlamMayor Mill de Blasio defended his corrections commissioner Monday, after a New York Daily News editorial called for his ouster following a record-breaking month of inmate violence in city lockups.
Report: Violence Worsening At Rikers IslandViolence reportedly skyrocketed at the jail complex in July, when there were 21 slashings and one stabbing, all involving gang members.
Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety HazardsA dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union -- fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.
Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC PrisonsThe report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.
Inmate At Rikers Island Diagnosed With Legionnaires' DiseaseA Rikers Island inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease this week, but the case is not believed to be related to the South Bronx epidemic.
Family Of Man Who Killed Himself After Stay At Rikers Plans Wrongful Death Suit Against NYCKalief Browder's parents filed the notice of claim on Thursday.
NYC To Use $17.8 Million To Offer Non-Bail Option For Some SuspectsThousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
Deal Reached In Effort To Curb Violence At Rikers IslandFederal prosecutors, attorneys representing injured inmates and city lawyers have reached a deal to curb violence at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.