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FILE -- A view of the entrance to the Rikers Island prison complex (credit: Getty Images)

City Council Votes For Bills To Protect Jailed Immigrants From Feds

The measure, supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would prohibit correction officials and police from handing over detainees to immigration officials.

10/22/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Medical Care Questioned In 15 Rikers Island Deaths

Hundreds of documents obtained by The Associated Press raise questions about the quality and timeliness of medical care given to at least 15 inmates who died over the past five years at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex.

10/22/2014

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N.Y. Prisons To Keep Young Inmates From Segregation

New York corrections officials say they will update state prison policy to preclude placing inmates under 18 in segregated housing.

10/21/2014

Cecily McMillan speaks to reporters on Rikers Island on July 2, 2014. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing Police

After being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.

10/11/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jails Boss Faces Tough Questions About Treatment Of Juvenile Inmates On Rikers Island

In the wake of a scathing federal review of New York City jails, city lawmakers grilled the city’s correction commissioner Wednesday about the treatment of juvenile inmates on Rikers Island.

10/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: More Reforms Needed at Rikers Island

A federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City’s efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.

09/30/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of Inmate

In a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.

09/29/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC Jail Boss: No Solitary For Teen Inmates By Dec. 31

Commissioner Joseph Ponte announced the proposed policy change in a memo to Mayor Bill de Blasio last week.

09/29/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurse Accused Of Smuggling Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs Into Rikers Island

Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island’s largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.

09/24/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: ‘It’s A Very Bad Situation’ In NYC Jails

Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city’s correction department is very bad.

09/23/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats

A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.

09/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Convicted In Brooklyn Home Invasion Now Accused Of Trying To Have Witness Killed

A Brooklyn man convicted in a 2012 home invasion has now been indicted on charges of enlisting a fellow inmate at Rikers Island to “take care of a witness.”

09/18/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Mother Of Inmate Who Died At Rikers Island Files Wrongful Death Suit

The mother of a mentally ill and diabetic inmate who died after spending seven days locked inside a Rikers Island jail cell announced Wednesday that she had filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

09/10/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jail Commissioner Joseph Ponte Proposes Reforms To Rikers Island

New York City’s jail commissioner has detailed proposed reforms to the problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex in the wake of increased scrutiny and a scathing federal review.

09/09/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

08/28/2014

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