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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

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

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

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

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

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: 28 Percent Of Rikers Inmate Injuries By Correction Officers Were ‘Head Shots’

An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head.

03/06/2014

Archbishop Timothy Dolan (file/credit: Mike Segar/AFP/Getty Images)

Cardinal Dolan Leading Midnight Mass On Christmas Morning

On this Christmas Eve, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the lead-up to this holy time can be hectic.

12/24/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

4 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Island Fight

Four New York City correction officers and several inmates have been injured during a brawl at Rikers Island Friday night.

11/30/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming Rate

A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.

11/06/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge To Decide Whether To Accept Gypsy Treasure For Bail

The defendant’s father came to court with a bag of antique gold coins and jewelry passed down from generation to generation since the 1800s.

09/11/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Bronx Woman Sues After Being Jailed On Old Arrest Warrant

The victim of a hit-and-run driver, Raven Moses became a victim of the system.

09/04/2013

Matthew Matagrano

Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For … Sneaking Into Jail

Matthew Matagrano posed as a corrections officer, broke into jails and stole about $5,000 worth of equipment, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

08/22/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.

06/26/2013

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips (credit: Handout)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips, both 31, were arrested Tuesday while they were at work.

06/18/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Rikers Corrections Officer Denies Striking Deals With Inmates For Drugs

Robert Winfield is accused of demanding drugs from inmates in return for getting their sentences shortened, which is something he cannot do in his role as corrections officer.

05/28/2013

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