Public Defenders, Inmate Advocates Sound Off As More Detainees Are Sent To Troubled Rikers IslandPublic defenders and inmate advocates gathered outside of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, demanding an end to cash bail.
'I'm So Scared For My Life': Rikers Island Detainee Shares Experiences Inside Jail ComplexFriday, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration outlined progress being made in front of the state Assembly's correction committee while calling on the courts to take up more cases.
New York Lawmakers Call On Gov. Hochul To Release More Rikers Island DetaineesAdvocates say measures taken to address the problems are not going far enough.
Exclusive: CBS2 Goes Inside Rikers Island To See How The Department Of Correction Is Trying To Turn Things AroundThe city has not allowed cameras outside of the main office on Rikers Island during this crisis until now.
Mayor De Blasio Criticized For Not Speaking To Inmates, Correction Officers During Visit To Rikers IslandThe mayor remains steadfast in the face of ongoing criticism that his way is working.
Mayor De Blasio Visits Rikers Island Amid Mounting Pressure To Address Conditions For Inmates, Correction OfficersWith chaos brewing for months, reaching a violent and deadly crescendo, the mayor went to see the conditions on Rikers Island firsthand.
NYC Congressional Representatives Call On President Biden To Intervene In Rikers Island CrisisIn a letter initiated by Bronx Rep. Ritchie Torres, elected leaders also called for the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation into the conditions.
Mayor De Blasio Says He Will Visit Rikers Island Next Week Amid Growing PressureThe jail complex is in the midst of what's been described as a humanitarian crisis.
Mayor De Blasio Facing Pressure To Visit Rikers Island Amid Calls For Reform From Both Republican, Democratic LeadersThursday, de Blasio touted progress, saying expedited detainee processing, overcrowding and widespread staff sick-outs were all being addressed.
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.
Mayor De Blasio Announces Changes To Intake At Rikers Island After Isaabdul Karim's Death, 12th In Last 12 MonthsThe Department of Correction said the 42-year-old father of two died shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the infirmary.