Rikers

Riker Island (file/credit: Getty Images)

Housing Unit For Transgender Women Inmates Opens At Rikers

The Transgender Housing Unit has 30 beds. There are typically between 30 and 35 transgender women in DOC custody at any given time, and inmates will be placed in the unit voluntarily.

11/18/2014

Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Sits Courtside After Rikers Release

Lil Wayne caught the unbeaten New Orleans Hornets edge the Miami Heat 96-93 Friday night, a day after his release from a New York City jail.

11/06/2010

Prison (credit: AP)

City To Reopen Jails In Brooklyn And Queens

New York City’s correction department says it plans to reopen a jail in downtown Brooklyn, but will forego plans to double its size.

08/12/2010