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.
$5.7 Million Settlement Reached In Death Of Mentally Ill Rikers InmateNew York City has reached a $5.7 million settlement with the family of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died in 2013 after being locked in his cell for six days without care or medication.
Report: Death Of Nassau County Jail Inmate Could Have Been PreventedAn attorney for Nassau County said the administration is taking the allegation very seriously.
Mother Of Inmate Who Died At Rikers Island Files Wrongful Death SuitThe 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.
City Councilwoman Grills Correction Head Over Ex-Marine Who 'Baked To Death' At Rikers IslandActing Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.