Rikers Island

Rikers Inmates Prepare Holiday Meals For Homeless, Others In NeedMany of the city's needy will have a hot meal this Thanksgiving, thanks to the inmates at Rikers.
Correction Officers Rally On City Hall Steps, Say De Blasio Not Concerned About Their Safety Correction officers, angry over the slashing of an officer at Rikers Island last week, rallied in front of City Hall on Monday.
Correction Officers' Union Calling For Changes To Use Of Force GuidelinesThe Correction Officers' Benevolent Association along with some community leaders want a delay in the implementation of the new use of force guidelines on Rikers.
Two Inmates Charged In Assault On Rikers Island Correction OfficerA prison guard remains in the hospital after officials said he was ambushed by inmates who repeatedly slashed him and nearly knocked him unconscious at Rikers Island.
Officials: Correction Officer Slashed By Inmate At Rikers IslandA correction officer was slashed by an inmate Thursday afternoon in the Rikers Island jail complex, officials said.
Report: Violence Grows As More Money Spent On Inmates At NYC JailsMillions are going into the effort to reform city jails, but a new report finds problems continue to grow.
Rikers Inmate Found Dead In Cell After Suspected OverdoseRichard Gonzalez was arrested on Oct. 13 on misdemeanor criminal trespass and drug possession charges.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Gets 3 Years, 5 Months For Smuggling Pot, Other ItemsA Rikers Island correction officer was sentenced to three years and five months in prison Tuesday, after being convicted of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.
NYC Announces Bail Reforms, Looks For More Ways To 'Fix' ProcessCalling the current system unfair, the state's chief judge announced earlier this month he was ordering the judiciary to take administrative steps to change how bail is set.
DOI: Rikers Island Correction Officer Caught With Razor-Edged WeaponA correction officer at Rikers Island was arrested this weekend, on charges that he came into the jail complex with a razor-edged weapon.
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.
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