Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC PrisonsThe report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.
Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For ReformsNew York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.
Probe Finds Rikers Island Jail Guards Hired Despite Arrests, Gang TiesA city investigation into New York City jail hiring practices has found dozens of recently hired guards had gang ties, previous arrests and otherwise checkered histories.
NYC Jail Commissioner Joseph Ponte Proposes Reforms To Rikers IslandNew 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.