Family Members Of Those On Rikers Island, Former Inmates Say The Problems At The Floating Jail Are Very RealAnother inmate has died in the custody of the Department of Correction, this time at the Vernon C. Bain facility in the Bronx. This comes as calls for reform get even louder.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Attacked By Inmate With Piece Of Wood, Police SayThe officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
City Council Approves Controversial Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsAdvocates of the $8.7 billion plan say the smaller jails will encourage rehabilitation by moving inmates closer to their families and attorneys.
Mayor, City Council Announce Agreement To Close Rikers By 2026The mayor has proposed a $8.7 billion plan to replace the complex with four smaller jails in Boerum Hill, Kew Gardens, Lower Manhattan and Mott Haven.
NYC Council Hears Public Input On Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsThe city’s planning commission approved the controversial proposal Tuesday. The plan calls for shuttering Rikers and setting up jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
Bronx Borough President Weighs In On Plan To Replace Rikers With Borough-Based JailsBronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. tells CBSN New York he supports the mayor's plan to close Rikers Island but opposes the proposed location for a new jail in his borough.
Former Rikers Island Guard Who Kicked Inmate To Death Sentenced To 30 YearsBrian Coll's victim, Ronald Spear, died in 2012 after he was repeatedly kicked in the head while restrained on the floor outside a jail doctor’s office.
NYC Council Speaker Wants To Shrink Jail Population, Wipe Away Old Arrest Warrants For Minor OffensesThe speaker of the New York City Council vowed Thursday to unclog the court system and shrink the inmate population to the point that officials could consider eventually closing the troubled Rikers Island jail.