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.
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.
Authorities: Man Impersonated Corrections Officer To Get Back Into JailsA former inmate who allegedly snuck back into Rikers Island by impersonating a corrections officer has now been admitted back to the jail on a permanent basis.
Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of JailThe Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.