Mayor De Blasio Announces Emergency Plan For Rikers Island After Wave Of ViolenceCity lawmakers visited the jail Monday, describing scenes of violence, health hazards and deteriorating conditions.
Queens Residents Demand City Halt Construction Of Kew Gardens JailThe City Council voted to close Rikers Island and replace the complex with four smaller jails in 2019. Kew Gardens was selected for the Queens site, and construction started this June. 
Attempted Murder Suspect Nikim Meekins Mistakenly Released From Rikers 5 Days After ArrestMeekins, 22, was let out after a Bronx court clerk mistakenly marked him for release without bail.
4 Rikers Workers Suspended After Murder Suspect Christopher Buggs Mistakenly ReleasedPolice are still trying to track down Buggs and bring him back into custody. 
Rikers Guards Suspended After Inmate Reportedly Tried To Hang HimselfDepartment of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann said three guards and one captain are now under investigation and could face disciplinary action.
Rikers Island Correction Officer Attacked By Inmate With Piece Of Wood, Police SayThe officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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.
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.
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.
Housing Unit For Transgender Women Inmates Opens At RikersThe Transgender Housing Unit has 30 beds. There are typically between 30 and 35 transgender women in DOC custody at any given time, and inmates will be placed in the unit voluntarily.