Union Leaders: NYC Likely To Face Dramatic Drop In Services If First Responders Forced To Comply With Vaccine MandateMayor Bill de Blasio's COVID-19 vaccine mandate is generating major pushback from public employee unions.
Federal Monitor Outlines Changes At Rikers Island, Questions Leadership AbilityThe report outlined numerous changes by the Department of Correction. They include fixing hundreds of broken locks on cell doors and suspending more than 100 correction officers for not coming to work.
Mother Of Man Who Died In Custody On City Jail Barge Files Wrongful Death LawsuitAccording to Attorney Pamela Roth, Stephan Khadu had no health issues when he entered the Department of Correction system.
Exclusive: CBS2 Goes Inside Rikers Island To See How The Department Of Correction Is Trying To Turn Things AroundThe city has not allowed cameras outside of the main office on Rikers Island during this crisis until now.
Family Members Of Those On Rikers Island, Former Inmates Say The Problems At The Floating Jail Are Very RealAnother inmate has died in the custody of the Department of Correction, this time at the Vernon C. Bain facility in the Bronx. This comes as calls for reform get even louder.
De Blasio: Isaabdul Karim, Parolee Who Died Sunday At Rikers, Not Among 191 Set For ReleaseThe Department of Correction said 42-year-old Isaabdul Karim died shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the infirmary.
Department Of Correction Commissioner Unveils Plans To Address Violence, Rising Tension At Rikers IslandThe jail population has ballooned and many correction officers have stopped showing up for work.
Inmate Found Dead On Rikers Island Amidst Calls For Reform At Correctional FacilityThe DOC says widespread sick calls from employees, some of whom are believed to be abusing their unlimited sick days, are creating a dangerous situation.
NYC Closing Manhattan Detention Complex, Otis Bantum Correctional Center On Rikers IslandThe facilities currently house about 750 people combined.
Westchester Woman Suing NYC, Claims She Was Assaulted, Robbed As She Waited To Pay Son's BailA mother desperate to free her only child from a Manhattan jail believes she was set up by city workers.
Sources: 6 Female NYC Correction Officers Accused Of Molesting Visitors Or Covering It UpSources tell CBS2 they're accused of molesting female visitors at the Manhattan Detention Complex, or covering up the actions of those who did.
Councilman Suggests De Blasio May Have Put Correction Commissioner Up To 'Bad Advice' DefenseWednesday marked another day of controversy for embattled New York City Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte.
DOI Commissioner: DOC Improperly Eavesdropped On Calls Between DOI Staff, Confidential InformantsThe alleged spying occurred "over a period of months this year" and "city rules expressly prohibit surveillance by DOC of calls made to DOI investigators," DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said.
Report: Correction Commissioner Was Away 90 Days Last Year Amid Violence Problems At RikersDepartment of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte used a city car to visit his home state of Maine and was away for 90 days last year amid violence problems at the Rikers Island jail complex.
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.