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Investigators Sweep Rikers Island; 12 Correction Officers Referred For Prosecution

Investigators on Monday searched about 75 locations at Rikers Island Monday for drugs, contraband and weapons as part of a probe into violence and other criminality.

06/23/2014

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New York City Council Considers Cause Of Rise Of Violence In City Jails

Public advocate Letitia James sharply questioned health commissioner Dr. Mary Basset regarding the deaths of two Rikers Island inmates

06/12/2014

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September Death Of Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Ruled A Homicide

The death of a seriously mentally ill and diabetic inmate who sexually mutilated himself after seven days in a New York City jail cell has been ruled a homicide.

06/02/2014

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Task Force Created To Aid NYC’s Mentally Ill Inmates

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the creation of a task force that seeks to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in New York City’s jails.

06/02/2014

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Documents: Rikers Guard Who Left Post At Time Of ‘Hot Cell’ Death Had Been Disciplined Before

A Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years earlier for a similar infraction.

05/29/2014

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AP: Inmate Died After Being Locked Alone In Rikers Island Cell For 7 Days

Documents show a mentally ill inmate locked alone in his Rikers Island cell last September died after he was found naked and covered in feces.

05/22/2014

Jerome Murdough

Mother Of Inmate Who Died In Hot NYC Cell Files $25M Lawsuit

Alma Murdough’s attorney, Derek Sells, said he will also ask the city to preserve all communications and 911 recordings regarding former Marine Jerome Murdough’s death on Rikers Island.

05/16/2014

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Rikers Island Inmate Charged With Punching Intern

A Rikers Island inmate is facing assault charges after prosecutors say he punched a medical intern and fractured her jaw in two places.

05/15/2014

Jerome Murdough

Documents: Officials Knew About Rikers Heat Problem Before Inmate’s Death

Court documents have revealed that officials at Rikers Island were aware of excessive heat problems inside the facility before a mentally ill inmate was found dead in an overheated cell.

05/06/2014

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

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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

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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

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