Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of InmateIn a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.
Rikers Warden Demoted, Transferred After Man's Death In Overheated CellThe warden of a facility at Rikers Island has been demoted and transferred, following the death of a mentally ill inmate who was found in a cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees.
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.
4 Correction Officers Injured In Rikers Island FightFour New York City correction officers and several inmates have been injured during a brawl at Rikers Island Friday night.
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.
Nassau DA Voices Support For Review Into Charging Teens As AdultsOrganizers of the review effort say New York is only one of two states that has kept its age of adult criminal responsibility at 16, along with North Carolina.
Coalition Calls For Change To Age Of Adult Criminal Responsibility In New YorkEvery year, nearly 50,000 children arrested, charged and processed in New York are done so as adults, and a new coalition of advocates and lawmakers wants to change that.
Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers IslandAfter a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.