NYC Closing Manhattan Detention Complex, Otis Bantum Correctional Center On Rikers IslandThe facilities currently house about 750 people combined.
K9 Unit Officers Capture Inmate In East River Following Daring Rikers Island EscapeAn inmate escaped from Rikers Island on Thursday, but was captured in the water by two correction officers who jumped in after him.
Coronavirus Update: Boro Pres, Union Demand Better Protections For Rikers Correction OfficersRikers Island and other local jails have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
Union Demands Action After Spate Of Assaults On NYC Correction OfficersOfficers from the New York City Department of Correction on Wednesday called on their commissioner to resign following a series of attacks in city jails.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Slashed Across FaceA Rikers Island correction officer was slashed across the face on Friday night, prompting calls for change.
Correction Officers Say Jail Inmates Can Pose Serious DangerCorrection officers lined the steps of City Hall Thursday calling for safer jails and warning of the dangers that inmates could pose.
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.
NYC Correction Officers Report More Use Of Force Against InmatesReports of force by New York City jail guards against inmates reached record levels in 2014 in the face of heightened scrutiny of the jails by federal prosecutors and others.
Next Mayor Will Be Left To Tackle Unsettled Union ContractsOne of the pressing issues facing the next mayor of New York City will be unsettled union contracts for city workers.