$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.
Rikers Island Inmate Accused Of Attacking 2 Correction OfficersDays after the city touted increased safety at Rikers Island a correction officer was slashed by an inmate.
City Officials To Relocate Teens From Troubled Rikers Island Jail Complex New York City officials say 16- and 17-year-old inmates will be moved off the troubled Rikers Island jail complex and into a Bronx youth facility.
Report Assails Rikers Island Sex Abuse ResponseAn internal report finds Rikers Island jail has entrenched problems responding to sexual abuse complaints.
Officials: 17 Arrested In Contraband Crackdown At Rikers IslandThe arrests come as part of a crackdown which has resulted in a 48 percent increase in contraband discovered at city jails.
Rikers Correction Officer Admits To Trying To Cover Up Inmate's Death In Hot CellA correction officer who prosecutors said skipped her rounds, leaving a mentally ill inmate to die in a stifling 101-degree jail cell, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to falsifying logbook entries to try to cover it up.
10 NYC Jail Guards To Face Trial For 2012 Inmate AssaultSeveral New York jail guards will face trial after accusations of assaulting an inmate for staring down a correction department chief at Rikers Island.
Cuomo Backs Replacing Rikers Island With Modern NYC JailGov. Andrew Cuomo says Riker's Island is dangerous and dated and should be replaced with a modern and safer jail for New York City.
Rikers Correction Officer Faces Rape, Smuggling ChargesA Rikers Island correction officer was arrested Saturday on charges of rape and promoting contraband.
Kayla Gerdes On Drug Addiction, Recovery Years After Manslaughter ConvictionThe Long Island woman made national news in 2010 with her emotional perp walk after running over and killing a doctor while high on drugs.
NYC Department Of Correction Graduates Nearly 600 Recruits"We've got to rewrite the story of Rikers Island," Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has been driving reform efforts, told the graduating class at the Lehman College.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Accused Of Smuggling ContrabandThe Department of Investigation followed a tip that led them to the correction officer.