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Jerome Murdough (CBS 2)

Rikers Warden Demoted, Transferred After Man’s Death In Overheated Cell

The warden of a facility at Rikers Island has been demoted and transferred, following the death of a mentally ill inmate who was found in a cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees.

04/03/2014

Jerome Murdough (CBS 2)

City Councilwoman Grills Correction Head Over Ex-Marine Who ‘Baked To Death’ At Rikers Island

Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.

03/27/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Former Rikers Island Correction Captain Accused Of Ignoring Dying Inmate

On Aug. 18, 2012, inmate Jason Echevarria, who was in a mental health unit, swallowed a powerful disinfectant commonly referred to as a “soap ball” which he was given by a new correction officer after a sewage backup in his cell, officials said.

03/24/2014

Jerome Murdough (CBS 2)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: Rikers Inmate Death Allegations ‘Troubling’

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who was found in a jail cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees “very troubling” Thursday, while expressing his condolences to the man’s family.

03/20/2014

Jerome Murdough

Officials: Mentally Ill Homeless Veteran ‘Baked To Death’ In Overheated Jail Cell

A mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month “essentially baked to death” in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees, a New York City official told The Associated Press.

03/19/2014

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

4 Corrections Officers Indicted In Beating Of Inmate, Alleged Coverup

A grand jury in the Bronx returned a 19-count indictment charging Michael Dorsainvil, Christopher Huggins, Mark Anglin, and Ronald Donnelley of falsifying business records and other charges.

03/07/2014

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 28 Percent Of Rikers Inmate Injuries By Correction Officers Were ‘Head Shots’

An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head.

03/06/2014

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file/credit: Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Leading Midnight Mass On Christmas Morning

On this Christmas Eve, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the lead-up to this holy time can be hectic.

12/24/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

4 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Island Fight

Four New York City correction officers and several inmates have been injured during a brawl at Rikers Island Friday night.

11/30/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.

11/06/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge To Decide Whether To Accept Gypsy Treasure For Bail

The defendant’s father came to court with a bag of antique gold coins and jewelry passed down from generation to generation since the 1800s.

09/11/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Woman Sues After Being Jailed On Old Arrest Warrant

The victim of a hit-and-run driver, Raven Moses became a victim of the system.

09/04/2013

Matthew Matagrano

Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For … Sneaking Into Jail

Matthew Matagrano posed as a corrections officer, broke into jails and stole about $5,000 worth of equipment, WCBS 880′s Irene Cornell reported.

08/22/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.

06/26/2013

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips (credit: Handout)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips, both 31, were arrested Tuesday while they were at work.

06/18/2013

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