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.

Lil Baby and La La speak to young men at Rikers Island

FOX 5 News got an exclusive look at an initiative seeking to change the lives of young men at Rikers Island. Pastor Tim Johnson, a former NFL player, created the program and brought in actress La La and hip-hop star Lil Baby to speak to detainees.

Crisis on Rikers Island

Faced with the deadline to come up with an action plan to fix the notorious Rikers Island jail complex or face a federal takeover, Mayor Eric Adams submitted to a federal monitor a 40-page document detailing how his administration intends to target violence and staff shortages at the facility.