De Blasio Details Plan To Replace Rikers With Community-Based JailsCity officials say they envision more humane settings that would feature community space, ground-floor retail outlets and offices for inmate support services.
Union Demands Action After Spate Of Assaults On NYC Correction OfficersOfficers from the New York City Department of Correction on Wednesday called on their commissioner to resign following a series of attacks in city jails.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Slashed Across FaceA Rikers Island correction officer was slashed across the face on Friday night, prompting calls for change.
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.
Bronx Borough President Diaz Says He Wasn't Consulted About New Jail SiteIn announcing plans to close Rikers Island, the city has proposed new jails in all the New York City boroughs except Staten Island.
De Blasio, City Council Reach Deal To Replace Rikers Island With 'Community-Based Facilities'The mayor said lawmakers have agreed to a single public review process for four proposed sites in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens that will include space for 5,000 detainees.
Four Rikers Island Inmates Charged In Attack On Correction Officer Face JudgeCameras inside Rikers captured the incident, which happened inside the George Motchan detention center on Saturday.
Several Inmates Fracture Officer's Spine In Planned Attack On Rikers IslandAs 1010 WINS reported, the attackers are said to be members of the Bloods and all of them were housed in a special unit for inmates 21 and younger who act out.