Westchester Woman Suing NYC, Claims She Was Assaulted, Robbed As She Waited To Pay Son's BailA mother desperate to free her only child from a Manhattan jail believes she was set up by city workers.
Here's How The Plan To Close Rikers Island Is Supposed To WorkThe plan centers around the city's ability to drastically decrease the jail population from about 7,000 now to 3,300 inmates.
De Blasio Downplays O'Neill's Concerns About Closing Rikers"His job, by definition, to be worried about how we keep crime down," de Blasio said.
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.
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.