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.
Coronavirus Update: Rikers Island Rate Of Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide, Legal Aid SaysThe Legal Aid Society warns if the pandemic continues at this pace, the entire local jail population will be infected within a matter of weeks.
Coronavirus Update: New Jersey Releasing Some Inmates To Slow The SpreadProsecutors can file objections to the release of specific inmates, and those who are released will have to abide by any restrictions as part of their probation.
Bail Reform: President Trump Takes Aim At New York's Plan, Mayor De Blasio Fires BackNew York State’s bail reform law takes effect on Jan. 1., eliminating cash bail for hundreds of misdemeanor and non-violent felony offenses.
Texas Inmates Save Sick Jail Guard By Breaking Out Of Holding Cell, Police SayAuthorities say several inmates at a Texas jail broke out of a holding cell to help save an armed guard after they saw him lose consciousness.
5 Inmates Stabbed, Slashed Following Lockdown At Rikers Island FacilitiesIn the week since New York City jail officials took the rare step of locking down four of Rikers Island's largest facilities for 34 hours to stop gang violence, four inmates have been slashed and a fifth stabbed, according to jail statistics obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.
State Committee: Video Of Rikers Inmate Beating Should Be Released To PublicThe New York state Committee on Open Government said this week that Rikers Island jailhouse surveillance footage outside a cell where a handcuffed inmate was beaten by six guards in 2012 should be made public.
Feds: More Reforms Needed at Rikers IslandA federal prosecutor cautioned Tuesday that New York City's efforts to curb abuses of youth offenders at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex need to go further.
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.