Virus hitting juvenile detention centers 

For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming.

Locked up: No masks, sanitizer as virus spreads behind bars

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news: A civilian chef was among those who tested positive for the coronavirus.

38 positive for coronavirus in New York City jails, including Rikers

New York City was hit by the nation’s largest coronavirus jail outbreak to date this week, with at least 38 people testing positive at the notorious Rikers Island complex and nearby facilities — more than half of them incarcerated men, the board that oversees the city's jail system said.

Rikers Island guard stabbed in neck

A correction officer at Rikers Jail was stabbed in the neck with a wooden object by an inmate, according to the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association.

New York City Council to vote on closing Rikers Island

The plan to close Rikers Island by 2026 and replace it with four smaller borough-based jails in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan and Queens is now in the hands of the New York City Council in a vote set to take place on Thursday.

Manafort to Rikers?

New York prosecutors have asked federal prison officials to transfer Paul Manafort to New York City so he can be arraigned on state fraud charges. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman is currently serving a 7 1/2-year sentence for bank fraud and other offenses at a prison in Pennsylvania.

Rikers replacement plan

New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to 1,500 inmates.

Outrage over Rikers violence

The union that represents jail guards in New York City says something must be done about attacks on guards or the city will have blood on its hands. The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association is calling out the mayor for "doing nothing" to prevent attacks.

Closing Rikers Island

On the same day the New York State Department of Corrections released a report that found violent incidents at Rikers Island increased in the last year and warning it might close the jail before New York City does, the mayor held a news conference to announce the lowest inmate population at Rikers in five years, the lowest jail population the city's seen in 35 years, and the lowest incarceration rate of any major city in America.

Rikers Island guard beaten

Four Rikers Island inmates accused of brutally attacking a New York City correction officer pleaded not guilty in court Monday. The attack took place on Saturday evening in the George Motchan Detention Center in the sprawling jail complex. The officer suffered a fractured spine and swelling on his brain. Officer Jean Souffrant, 39, was in the ICU of a hospital after the attack that was caught on camera.

Jail at Rikers Island to close

Rikers Island is one of the most notorious jail complexes in America. Now it is one step closer to shutting down. New York City's Department of Correction is set to close the George Motchan Detention Center on Rikers Island. The GMDC currently houses about 600 inmates and detainees.