Program Will Provide For Short-Term Employment For Some Rikers Inmates After ReleaseThe city will spend $10 million a year to guarantee all Rikers Island inmates serving sentences of a year or less will have a shot at short-term employment once they do their time.
Rikers Island Guards Sue NYC, Saying Policy Changes Have Led To Uptick In ViolenceThe city and its officials have "created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to be seriously injured — or even killed," the lawsuit alleges.
Correction Union Leaders Blast Proposed Closure Of Rikers IslandCorrection union leaders are blasting a report recommending the closing of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
Rikers Island Guards Still Using Excessive At 'Alarming Rate,' Report SaysA report issued Monday by a federal monitor overseeing reforms at the Rikers Island jail complex says guards continue to use excessive force at an "alarming rate.''
De Blasio Says Jails In All 5 Boroughs Not Necessary If Rikers Island Is ClosedWhile Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to shut down Rikers Island, he disagrees with a report suggesting that to do that, new jails should be built in all five boroughs.
Independent Commission Behind Push To Close Rikers Island Jail Complex Issues Formal ReportThe 148-page report outlines plans for replacing the city's main jail with smaller community jails in the city's five boroughs.
'This Will Not Be Easy:' Mayor De Blasio Wants Rikers Island Jail Closed In 10 YearsMayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito are developing a plan to close the troubled jail complex that has sat on Rikers Island for 85 years.
People Checked For Smoke Inhalation After Fire In Rikers Island CellSeveral officers were being checked out for smoke inhalation Thursday evening after a mattress fire was reported in a jail cell at Rikers Island.
Stringer, Mayor’s Office At Odds Over Violence Rates At RikersThere have been changes at Rikers Island, and a review has been conducted by city Comptroller Scott Stringer.
Jail Guards At Rikers Are Striking Too Many Inmates In Head, Monitor SaysThe court-appointed monitor overseeing the jails of New York City is concerned that guards are striking too many inmates in the head.
Pence: Campaign Plane Runway Scare At LaGuardia '10 Seconds Of Uncertainty'Early Friday morning, the plane was seen being hooked up to a crane ahead of the NTSB's arrival.
$5.7 Million Settlement Reached In Death Of Mentally Ill Rikers InmateNew York City has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the family of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died in 2013 after being locked in his cell for six days without care or medication.

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