Mother Of Inmate Who Died At Rikers Island Files Wrongful Death SuitThe mother of a mentally ill and diabetic inmate who died after spending seven days locked inside a Rikers Island jail cell announced Wednesday that she had filed a wrongful death lawsuit.
New York City Council Considers Cause Of Rise Of Violence In City JailsPublic advocate Letitia James sharply questioned health commissioner Dr. Mary Basset regarding the deaths of two Rikers Island inmates
Task Force Created To Aid NYC's Mentally Ill InmatesMayor Bill de Blasio has announced the creation of a task force that seeks to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in New York City's jails.
Documents: Rikers Guard Who Left Post At Time Of 'Hot Cell' Death Had Been Disciplined BeforeA Rikers Island jail guard who investigators say left her post without permission as a mentally ill inmate lay dying in his 101-degree cell in February had been disciplined four years earlier for a similar infraction.
AP: Inmate Died After Being Locked Alone In Rikers Island Cell For 7 DaysDocuments show a mentally ill inmate locked alone in his Rikers Island cell last September died after he was found naked and covered in feces.
Mother Of Inmate Who Died In Hot NYC Cell Files $25M LawsuitAlma Murdough's attorney, Derek Sells, said he will also ask the city to preserve all communications and 911 recordings regarding former Marine Jerome Murdough's death on Rikers Island.
Documents: Officials Knew About Rikers Heat Problem Before Inmate's DeathCourt documents have revealed that officials at Rikers Island were aware of excessive heat problems inside the facility before a mentally ill inmate was found dead in an overheated cell.
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.
City Councilwoman Grills Correction Head Over Ex-Marine Who 'Baked To Death' At Rikers IslandActing Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
Mayor Bill De Blasio: Rikers Inmate Death Allegations 'Troubling'Mayor Bill de Blasio called the death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine who was found in a jail cell that had overheated to at least 100 degrees "very troubling" Thursday, while expressing his condolences to the man's family.
Officials: Mentally Ill Homeless Veteran 'Baked To Death' In Overheated Jail CellA mentally ill homeless veteran who died behind bars last month "essentially baked to death'' in a jail cell that overheated to more than 100 degrees, a New York City official told The Associated Press.