Feds push for Rikers Island takeover

A federal prosecutor says his office will seek to have control of New York City’s trouble-plagued Rikers Island jail complex taken away from Mayor Eric Adam’s administration in favor of a court-appointed outside authority.

Rikers Island to remain in NYC's control

Lawyers representing a group of detainees at the jail had pushed for a federal takeover, but a federal judge decided to allow the city to have more time to reform Rikers.