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.
N.Y. Prisons To Keep Young Inmates From SegregationNew York corrections officials say they will update state prison policy to preclude placing inmates under 18 in segregated housing.
Report: Cost-Per-Inmate Jumps In Troubled NYC JailsA new report has found that the taxpayer cost of jailing a New York City inmate has jumped 42 percent since 2007 as levels of violence continue to rise.
Nurse Accused Of Smuggling Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs Into Rikers Island Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island's largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.
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.