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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.


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.


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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.

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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.


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Judge Sets Trial Date For Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina

A judge has refused to dismiss the case against Anna Gristina, the suburban mom accused of earning millions of dollars by selling sex to wealthy clients.


Anna Gristina walks out of Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Atty On Gristina’s Release: ‘We’re Grateful She’s Home’

Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side Madam,” looked tired and overwhelmed by cameras as she walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday with her attorney and family by her side.


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So-Called Millionaire Madam Anna Gristina To Get Out Of Jail On Monday

CBS 2 has confirmed that the so-called millionaire madam will get out of jail on Monday. Anna Gristina’s family has come up with $250,000 collateral for her bail.


Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Anna Gristina Breaks Her Silence From Behind Bars At Rikers Island

Stuck in Rikers since February, Gristina has finally won a reduction in bail and could walk free in days. The mother of four told “The Today Show” her time behind bars has taken a toll on her family.


Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Panel Reduces Alleged UES Madam Anna Gristina’s Bail

“After reviewing the entire record… we find the amount of bail set by the trial court was unreasonable and an abuse of discretion,” the judges wrote. They made note that Gristina has no criminal record.


Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Panel Still Mum On Alleged Madam Anna Gristina’s Quest For Bail Reduction

It’s back to Rikers Island for Anna Gristina as members of a panel consider her request. The family says she needs to be home with her son who is having medical issues.


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NYC Dept. Of Correction ‘Saddened’ By Mass. Cop Slay

The New York City Department of Correction is offering its condolences to the family of a Springfield, Mass. police officer who was fatally shot by a correction officer from New York who then took his own life.


Alleged 'madam' Anna Gristina is seen in court on March 12, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Manhattan ‘Madam’ Switches Legal Teams Again; Still Stuck At Rikers

Attorney Norman Pattis is the just latest in what some are calling “lawyerpalooza.” Accused brothel bigwig Anna Gristina has now had nine different lawyers at her side during one proceeding or another.



Family Of Alleged ‘Madam’ Hopes P.R. Campaign Will Help Spring Her From Jail

The one-two punch on behalf of accused madam Anna Gristina includes an Internet appeal for sympathy and cash coupled with an exclusive television sitdown with “The Insider” by Gristina’s husband.



Website Solicits Donations To Help Bail Alleged Manhattan Madam Out Of Jail

The website is asking for donations to raise enough money to bail Anna Gristina, accused of running an Upper East Side brothel, out of jail in Rikers Island.


SOMERVILLE, NJ - FEBRUARY 9: Jayson Williams (L) listens to his attorney Billy Martin during jury selection at the Somerset County Courthouse February 9, 2004 in Somerville, New Jersey. (Photo by Kathy Johnson-Pool/Getty Images)

Ex-Nets Superstar Jayson Williams Freed From Rikers Island

Retired NBA star Jayson Williams was freed from jail Friday after serving eight months for drunken driving in New York and 18 months before that in New Jersey on charges stemming from a limo driver’s shooting death.