Rikers Island

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.
Officials: Correction Officer Slashed By Inmate At Rikers IslandA correction officer was slashed by an inmate Thursday afternoon in the Rikers Island jail complex, officials said.
Report: Violence Grows As More Money Spent On Inmates At NYC JailsMillions are going into the effort to reform city jails, but a new report finds problems continue to grow.
Rikers Inmate Found Dead In Cell After Suspected OverdoseRichard Gonzalez was arrested on Oct. 13 on misdemeanor criminal trespass and drug possession charges.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Gets 3 Years, 5 Months For Smuggling Pot, Other ItemsA Rikers Island correction officer was sentenced to three years and five months in prison Tuesday, after being convicted of smuggling drugs and other items into the jail.

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