Report: 28 Percent Of Rikers Inmate Injuries By Correction Officers Were 'Head Shots'An internal report indicated that nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head.
Report: Mentally Ill Rikers Inmates Kept In Solitary At Alarming RateA new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.
NYS Inmates Being Prosecuted For Abusive Phone CallsNew York State prison inmates who call their victims are learning the consequences of their words. The state is listening in -- in a powerful effort to break the cycle of abuse.
Gov. Cuomo Looks To Save Money By Closing PrisonsGov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday ordered a study of New York's minimum- and medium-security prisons to identify those that should close.
Lawyer Hopes To Free Innocent Inmates In New JerseyLeslie Risinger is heading up the last resort exoneration project thru Seton Hall Law School, helping prison inmates who were wrongly convicted.
Nassau County D.A. Wants Review Of Inmate SuicidesThe district attorney wants a review of conditions at Long Island's Nassau County Jail after four inmate suicides in a year.
16 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers MeleeNew York City Correction Department spokesman Steven Morello said the injuries were non-life threatening. He did not say what caused the fights.
Should Prisoners Get To Read Violent Books?The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.