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.
Rikers Inmates Prepare Holiday Meals For Homeless, Others In NeedMany of the city's needy will have a hot meal this Thanksgiving, thanks to the inmates at Rikers.
Correction Officers Rally On City Hall Steps, Say De Blasio Not Concerned About Their Safety Correction officers, angry over the slashing of an officer at Rikers Island last week, rallied in front of City Hall on Monday.
Correction Officers' Union Calling For Changes To Use Of Force GuidelinesThe Correction Officers' Benevolent Association along with some community leaders want a delay in the implementation of the new use of force guidelines on Rikers.
Two Inmates Charged In Assault On Rikers Island Correction OfficerA prison guard remains in the hospital after officials said he was ambushed by inmates who repeatedly slashed him and nearly knocked him unconscious at Rikers Island.