Recent Rikers Island Detainee On Conditions At Troubled Jail: 'It Seems As If Violence Is The Only Thing People Respect'Behind the walls on Rikers Island, the desperation has not let up, despite the city touting various plans for weeks to address deteriorating conditions.
Coronavirus Lawsuit: Dept. Of Correction Staff Goes After NYC For Not Protecting Them From 'Cesspool Of Illness'A lawsuit filed by the various correction unions calls the city's jails a "cesspool of illness."
Police Arrest Off-Duty Correction Officer In Deadly Shooting On Upper West SideA city Department of Correction officer is behind bars, accused of murder. Police said he shot and killed his uncle on Wednesday night following a dispute.
Hart Island, Final Resting Place Of 1 Million, On Verge Of Becoming NYC Parks PropertyThe country's largest public cemetery is a step closer to being turned into a public park.
Hart Island, The Largest Public Burial Ground In U.S., May Soon Be Controlled By NYC Parks DepartmentHart Island, a giant cemetery that many advocates consider neglected for years, is finally getting noticed by City Hall.
Surveillance Video Shows Inmate-Guard Fight At Rikers IslandSurveillance cameras captured the fight on Oct. 5. The inmate threw the officer to the ground and then punched him several times.
Correction Officer Attacked By Inmate At Rikers IslandAnother Rikers Island correction officer has been attacked on the job by an inmate. The Department of Correction's union says it's the fourth such attack in just six weeks.
Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety HazardsA dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union -- fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.
Exclusive: Bombshell Report Outlines Significant Fire Safety Hazards At NYC PrisonsThe report shows dozens of violations that include lack of fire exits and smoke alarms and major sprinkler problems. And the plans to fix all this could extend an eye-popping 11 years.
Police: Two Dead After Car Crosses Into Oncoming Traffic On Kings HighwayThe accident happened around 4:45 a.m. when the driver of a Nissan Murano traveling northbound lost control of her car, crossing into the southbound lanes of traffic, police said.