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.
Surveillance Video Shows Inmate-Guard Fight At Rikers IslandSurveillance cameras captured the fight on Oct. 5. The inmate threw the officer to the ground and then punched him several times.
Rikers Correction Officer Accused Of Attacking Man Who Rear-Ended His CarA Rikers Island correction officer is facing multiple charges after police say he beat a man in Queens while off duty.
Video: Police Say Rikers Inmate Received Contraband In Child's DiaperSurveillance video from a visitation room in April shows the woman holding a toddler at a divided table before reaching down and placing something into the diaper.
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.
First Of 9 Detention Centers On Rikers Island To Close This SummerCity and Department of Correction officials announced Tuesday that one of the nine jails on Rikers will close this summer as part of a long-term goal to get inmates into facilities closer to home.