NYPD's O'Neill: Rikers Plan Is 'Going To Put New Yorkers At Risk'The City Council vote to close Rikers Island and open four small community jails with a greatly reduced capacity has the NYPD's top cop afraid the city won't be as safe.
NYC Council Subcommittee Votes To Close Rikers Island, Open Borough-Based JailsRikers Island is another step closer to being closed. On Wednesday, a city council subcommittee voted 5-1 to close Rikers and open four smaller borough-based jails.
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.
Rikers Island Physical Therapist Accused Of Sexually Abusing InmateOfficials say the victim reported the incident as soon as he left the physical therapy session.
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.
City Planning Commission Approves Plan To Replace Rikers Island With Smaller Jails In 4 BoroughsSupporters say keeping inmates in local neighborhoods is safer, more humane and easier on families. 
Rikers Island Corrections Officers Charged In Connection To NJ ShootingThe two corrections officers were arrested over the weekend and suspended from their jobs.
Governor, Mayor Spar Over Plans, Timing To Close Rikers IslandGov. Andrew Cuomo criticized Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to close the Rikers jail complex and replace it with community based prisons.
Queens Residents Rally To Block City's Plan To Build Prisons In Local CommunitiesThe Queens facility is one of four proposed borough based jails – the others in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan – that would reportedly cost more than $10 billion.
Mayor Pushes Plan To Replace Rikers Island Jail ComplexThe 10-year plan to close the Rikers complex announced last summer would put smaller jails in each borough.