Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Mayor de Blasio hopes to resolve long standing cases and institute better coordination between the city, courts and attorneys to create a smoother process.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Public Advocate Letitia James will announced an effort to institute broad new rule changes that would amount to a zero-tolerance on sexual assault on Rikers Island.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
A report by the Department of Investigation revealed applicants were hired despite arrest records and gang ties.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
De Blasio administration eases off on young offenders, while imposing a controversial measure for violent inmates.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
City officials say reforms are already changing life at the problem-plagued correctional facility.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A New York Times investigation details how the head of the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association often undermines efforts to reform Rikers Island jail.
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
The task force said that 400 individuals accounted for 10,000 jail admissions over five years. It said that 67 percent of those 400 were mentally ill and 99 percent use drugs or alcohol.
Monday, November 03, 2014
A teenager spent more than a year and a half in solitary confinement on Riker's Island without ever standing trial. New Yorker contributor Jennifer Gonnerman tells us why.
Thursday, October 02, 2014
The city may become one of the largest municipalities to stop honoring federal requests to detain immigrants.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Preet Bharara vows to clean up Rikers Island.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
A new report details the rough treatment of inmates placed in solitary confinement at New York City's largest jail system, Rikers Island.
Friday, August 29, 2014
As problems at Rikers Island reach a tipping point, and the need for reform becomes urgent, mothers, aunts, fiancées and others travel there regularly to check up on loved ones.