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FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Claims Progress In Reforming Rikers Island’s ‘Dehumanizing Environment’

The mayor says improving conditions on New York City’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex will require deep-seated cultural change.

11/20/2014

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Probe: DOE Was Not In Error When Hiring Brooklyn Tech Teacher Now Charged With Sex Abuse

Investigators say the New York City Department of Education was not in error when it hired a teacher who has since been charged with sex abuse.

11/20/2014

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Housing Unit For Transgender Women Inmates Opens At Rikers

The Transgender Housing Unit has 30 beds. There are typically between 30 and 35 transgender women in DOC custody at any given time, and inmates will be placed in the unit voluntarily.

11/18/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

State Committee: Video Of Rikers Inmate Beating Should Be Released To Public

The New York state Committee on Open Government said this week that Rikers Island jailhouse surveillance footage outside a cell where a handcuffed inmate was beaten by six guards in 2012 should be made public.

11/15/2014

'Resist Rikers Rally' (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Protesters Call For Reform At ‘Resist Rikers Rally’

Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.

11/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Probe Finds Porous Security, Rampant Smuggling At Rikers Island

New York City jail officials announced Thursday that they plan tighter screening of guards and other employees, after a city investigation found they were easily able to smuggle vodka, heroin, marijuana and razor blades into Rikers Island.

11/06/2014

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Gigi Jordan Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Death Of Autistic Son

The jury did not find Jordan guilty of the top count of murder, but instead convicted her of first-degree manslaughter as a result of extreme emotional disturbance.

11/05/2014

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$2 Million Deal Reached In Rikers Island Hot Cell Death

The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.

10/31/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Embattled NYC Corrections Chief Of Department Set To Retire

The embattled top uniformed officer in the New York City Department of Correction announced Monday that he will retire on Dec. 1.

10/27/2014

FILE -- A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Votes For Bills To Protect Jailed Immigrants From Feds

The measure, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.

10/22/2014

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Medical Care Questioned In 15 Rikers Island Deaths

Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise questions about the quality and timeliness of medical care given to at least 15 inmates who died over the past five years at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex.

10/22/2014

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N.Y. Prisons To Keep Young Inmates From Segregation

New York corrections officials say they will update state prison policy to preclude placing inmates under 18 in segregated housing.

10/21/2014

Cecily McMillan speaks to reporters on Rikers Island on July 2, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing Police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

10/11/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers Island

In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.

10/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: More Reforms Needed at Rikers Island

A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City’s efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

09/30/2014

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