Rikers Island

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurse Accused Of Smuggling Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs Into Rikers Island

Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island’s largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.

09/24/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio: ‘It’s A Very Bad Situation’ In NYC Jails

Amid continued scrutiny of problems at Rikers Island and other New York City jails, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly that the situation in the city’s correction department is very bad.

09/23/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Prosecutor: NYC Might Face Legal Action Over Rikers Violence Stats

A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force meaningful reforms.

09/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Convicted In Brooklyn Home Invasion Now Accused Of Trying To Have Witness Killed

A Brooklyn man convicted in a 2012 home invasion has now been indicted on charges of enlisting a fellow inmate at Rikers Island to “take care of a witness.”

09/18/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Mother Of Inmate Who Died At Rikers Island Files Wrongful Death Suit

The mother of a mentally ill and diabetic inmate who died after spending seven days locked inside a Rikers Island jail cell announced Wednesday that she had filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

09/10/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Jail Commissioner Joseph Ponte Proposes Reforms To Rikers Island

New York City’s jail commissioner has detailed proposed reforms to the problem-plagued Rikers Island jail complex in the wake of increased scrutiny and a scathing federal review.

09/09/2014

Solitary confinement

Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

08/28/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Investigations Chief At Rikers Island Resigns Amid Brutality Report

Federal reports called Finkle’s investigation division ineffectual, understaffed and biased in favor of correction officers.

08/22/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

City Council Passes Bill That Would Require Reports On Rikers Island Solitary Confinement

The New York City Council has passed a bill that would force correction officials to regularly publish information about Rikers Island inmates in solitary confinement.

08/21/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Sharp Increase In Personal Injury Claims Against NYC Department Of Correction

“Personal injury correction facility claims against the Department of Correction rose 37 percent between this year and last year, and have risen 114 percent since 2009,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.

08/20/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Riot Forces Lockdown At Rikers Island

News of the unrest comes as the city reviews procedures at the correctional facility and lines up changes suggested by the federal government.

08/12/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Charges Demanded Against Rikers Island Correction Officers Who Allegedly Beat Inmates

A group of parents is demanding charges and indictments be brought against Rikers Island correction officers who allegedly beat inmates.

08/08/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds: Violence Pervasive At Rikers Island Juvenile Jails

New York City jails holding teenage inmates are extremely violent and unsafe and major reforms are needed, the federal government said in a scathing report released Monday.

08/04/2014

Russell Simmons and LL Cool J. (Credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Russell Simmons, LL Cool J Give Pep Talk At Rikers Island

A group of young people at the Rikers Island jail complex received some words of encouragement Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.

07/31/2014

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Two New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.

07/29/2014

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