Mayor De Blasio Announces Changes To Intake At Rikers Island After Isaabdul Karim's Death, 12th In Last 12 MonthsThe Department of Correction said the 42-year-old father of two died shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the infirmary.
De Blasio: Isaabdul Karim, Parolee Who Died Sunday At Rikers, Not Among 191 Set For ReleaseThe Department of Correction said 42-year-old Isaabdul Karim died shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the infirmary.
Nearly 200 People Being Released From Rikers After Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Calls N.Y.'s Incarceration Rate 'A Point Of Shame'The announcement comes amid worsening violence, inmate deaths and inhumane conditions at Rikers Island.
Queens Residents Demand City Halt Construction Of Kew Gardens JailThe City Council voted to close Rikers Island and replace the complex with four smaller jails in 2019. Kew Gardens was selected for the Queens site, and construction started this June.
Nonprofit Exalt Providing Second Chance And Roadmap To Productive Life For NYC Teenagers In Trouble With The LawTeenagers in trouble with the law are being given a chance to turn their lives around, thanks to a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of court-involved youth.
Judge: New York Must Offer COVID Vaccinations For InmatesActivists say those incarcerated should have had access to vaccines weeks ago, when others living in congregate settings became eligible.
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.