A correction officer was left with a black eye and several lacerations on his head after being attacked by an inmate on Rikers Island.
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.
Former prisoners are taking legal action against New York, alleging that the state failed to protect incarcerated women from sexual abuse.
An inmate repeatedly stabbed a guard at Rikers Island on Monday. The correction officer was hospitalized in stable condition.
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.
A homeless career criminal faces charges in connection with a horrific attack on a woman at a Queens subway station that was caught by a security camera.
An inmate who jumped from a floating jail into the East River on Tuesday has died, authorities said.
Three members of the Department of Correction have been suspended after the death of Michael Nieves.
Ricardo Cruciani was found dead on while awaiting sentencing for sexually abusing his patients, two people familiar with the matter said.
A New York City man accused of smearing feces on a New York City subway rider had his face scalded with boiling water after another inmate attacked him at Rikers Island.
A New York City grand jury has indicted current and former corrections officers for allegedly failing to help a Rikers Island inmate who tried to hang himself three years ago and suffered permanent brain damage.
Despite the deaths this year of nine people in city custody, Mayor Eric Adams heaped praise on the Department of Correction during a tour of Rikers Island.
Another prisoner has died at the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.
For the fifth time so far in 2022, an inmate has died while being held in custody at Rikers Island, officials say.
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.
Officials say 25-year-old Dashawn Carter was taken into custody on May 5 on burglary charges and died just two days later.
New York City Council members took aim at the new commissioner of the Correction Department about the problems with Rikers Island and the city's jail system.
A Rikers Island inmate has died, the second this year.
In 1972, a 23-year-old photographer still at the beginning of her career was given an exciting assignment — document James Brown performing for inmates at Rikers Island.
FOX 5 goes inside Rikers Island for an exclusive look at the jail with the new correction commissioner.