2 Correction Officers Suspended After Prisoner Escapes At Rikers IslandTwo Rikers Island corrections officers have been suspended without pay after a prisoner escaped on their watch last week, officials announced Sunday.
Non-Profit Posts Bail For Honor Student Who Spent A Year On RikersA Bronx teenager who has spent the past year on Rikers Island after being accused of a crime he claims he didn't commit has been released on bail.
Missing Inmate Found After Hours-Long Search On Rikers IslandNaquan Hill, 24, was reportedly one of six inmates in a yard when around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday it's believed that he was able to make his way over a fence while guards were distracted.
Police Search For Missing Inmate At Rikers IslandThe jail complex at Rikers Island was placed on lockdown Wednesday night after an inmate was reported missing.
DOI Commissioner: DOC Improperly Eavesdropped On Calls Between DOI Staff, Confidential InformantsThe alleged spying occurred "over a period of months this year" and "city rules expressly prohibit surveillance by DOC of calls made to DOI investigators," DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said.
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.