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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

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers Island

After a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.

04/13/2013

Matthew Matagrano

Authorities: Man Impersonated Corrections Officer To Get Back Into Jails

A former inmate who allegedly snuck back into Rikers Island by impersonating a corrections officer has now been admitted back to the jail on a permanent basis.

03/03/2013

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

Prisoners Released From Rikers Island To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.

11/21/2012

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina, in an interview with Dr. Phil (credit: CBS 2)

So-Called ‘UES Madam’ Anna Gristina Sentenced To Time Served In Prostitution Case

Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side madam,” was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of promoting prostitution, but got credit for time served.

11/20/2012

Petrosino Square Petition

Petitioners: Jail Cell Artwork In SoHo Park Is Insult To Italian-Americans

Some opponents have launched a petition demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg stop a replica of a Rikers Island jail cell from being mounted in Petrosino Square in SoHo, calling the exhibition an insult to Italian-Americans.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

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

New York City Pays Out Millions In Settlements For Violence In Jails

In the past three months, the city has agreed to pay out nearly $4.4 million in settlements for prisoner beatings or deaths, according to a New York Times report.

09/02/2012

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