An inmate on a floating jail barge across the East River from Rikers Island died Wednesday after an apparent medical emergency. Eleven city inmates have died so far this year.
"Plagued by dysfunction, neglect, and violence," 100 corrections officers will be reassigned to Rikers jail and private security is also being brought in.
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is ordering the release of 191 prisoners from Rikers Island.
Following an inspection of Rikers Island by local and state leaders, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday he would use emergency orders to make “intense changes” at the jail.
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Tuesday he won't support the early release of inmates from Rikers Island due to staffing shortage.
The program is an $8.3B effort by the city to construct four new, smaller, more humane jails in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens to replace Rikers Island.
Jessica Beauvais, 32 of Hempstead, hosted a podcast that was posted on Facebook hours before the crash where she directed expletives at police officers and sipped drinks.
Hundreds of confidential conversations between inmates and their attorneys were recorded. The Correction Department blamed a vendor.
For the second time in two weeks, a suspect accused of violent crimes was accidentally released from Rikers Island.
The Department of Correction is scrambling to find a murder suspect mistakenly released from Rikers Island Jail.
New York City officials say they will close two aging jail facilities this fall.
Hundreds of people have been interred at the potter's field on Hart Island since March, according to the city agency that oversees burials there.
New York City is considering temporarily burying coronavirus victims to relieve some of the pressure on the system due to large numbers of deaths.
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.
New York City's jail population is the lowest it has been since the 1940s.
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.
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.
A correction officer at Rikers Island has reportedly been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Department of Corrections officials will reportedly put into motion a plan to prevent Harvey Weinstein from taking his life at Rikers.
At least four Rikers Island correction officers failed to act for seven minutes as an 18-year-old detainee tried to hang himself in a holding pen.