Matt Katz

Reporter, WNYC News

Matt Katz appears in the following:

Suicides reach historic highs at Rikers, but most correction officers don’t get mandated training to prevent the deaths

Friday, October 14, 2022

Fewer than 1 in 5 New York City correction officers took a mandated course on preventing suicide in the last year, according to data obtained by Gothamist. 


City seeks to keep detainees locked in their cells longer, as gangs war at Rikers jail

Friday, October 14, 2022

Citing gang violence raging at one Rikers Island jail, the NYC correction commissioner wants to lock incarcerated people in their cells for nearly twice as long as currently allowed.


January 6th: Hearing Preview and the Oath Keepers Trial

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Preview of what is likely to be the final January 6th committee hearing and a look at local law enforcement connections to the Oath Keepers.

Never-before-seen images show Rikers inmates locked in caged showers, left in soiled pants, more poor conditions

Thursday, September 29, 2022

WNYC and Gothamist have obtained never-before-seen photos and videos from inside Rikers Island jails that depict shocking scenes of neglect and squalid living conditions.


The fight over solitary confinement comes to a head outside of New York City Hall

Thursday, September 29, 2022

A long-simmering controversy over solitary confinement at city jails came to the steps of City Hall on Wednesday with dueling rallies that preceded a marathon hearing on the issue.


A History of the Trump Presidency; Guns in NJ; Cameras in the Subway Cars; New York Fall Baseball

Friday, September 23, 2022

Susan Glasser & Peter Baker on the Trump Presidency; Who Owns Guns in New Jersey; Cameras in Subway Cars; Mets & Yankees

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Jails Watchdog: Correction officers failed to help people who died by suicide and drug ODs

Monday, September 12, 2022

Correction officers did almost nothing to help dying detainees, a report by the Board of Correction finds.


What can body-worn camera footage really tell us about police shootings?

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

WNYC and Gothamist reporter Matt Katz joins All Things Considered host Sean Carlson to talk about his story about a police shooting in the Bronx -- and the reaction to it. 


Times Square is now a "sensitive place" and gun free

Sunday, September 04, 2022

New gun legislation in New York regulates who can carry a gun in "sensitive places," including Times Square.


New York City rolls out new gun-free zones

Friday, September 02, 2022

New York City is announcing new gun-free zones that will include Times Square and the subway system. The new rules follow the Supreme Court decision overturning New York's handgun licensing law.


Local Competitive Midterms; Afghanistan and the U.S.; 'Gun-Free' Zones; The U.S. Open

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Local Competitive Midterms; Afghanistan and the U.S. Policy; 'Gun-Free' Zones & the New Regulations; The U.S. Open and Serena Williams

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Times Square gun ban takes effect

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

On Thursday, Times Square becomes a sensitive location. That means visitors cannot carry weapons, despite the Supreme Court decision that struck down New York’s gun-carry law. 


Producer Picks: Vasily Kandinsky at the Guggenheim

Friday, August 26, 2022

For our final installment of our Producer Picks week, we learn about the life of the artist Vasily Kandinsky, whose work is the subject of a show at the Guggenheim.


City Jails Fail to Protect or Properly Identify Transgender People, Task Force Finds

Friday, August 12, 2022

Transgender people are systematically mistreated in New York City jails. 


Man who died by suicide at Rikers had history of mental illness, lawsuit claims

Thursday, August 11, 2022

A detainee at Rikers who died by suicide last August suffered from bipolar disorder, depression, and multiple sclerosis but was not monitored as a suicide risk, according to a lawsuit.


NY-12 Debate Recap; 'Embedded' in the Yonkers Police Department; How Newborn Blood Screenings Connect to Constitutional Rights; Monarch Butterflies Endangered

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

NY-12 Debate Recap; 'Embedded' in the Yonkers Police Department; How Newborn Blood Screenings Connect to Constitutional Rights; Monarch Butterflies Endangered

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NY area’s ICE detention facilities are emptying, with local immigrants moved across the country

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s suddenly transferred dozens of New York and New Jersey immigrants out of a detention center in the Hudson Valley this week. 


4 officers indicted on charges that they failed to stop a man’s suicide attempt at Rikers

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Three correction officers and a captain at Rikers Island were arrested Monday on charges that it took them nearly eight minutes to intervene when a man attempted suicide by hanging.


Solitary confinement persists at Rikers Island, just by different names

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Although corrections officials claim there is no solitary confinement at the city’s jail complex, the practice still exists by other names. 


A city correction officer is fired after yet another person dies at Rikers

Monday, July 11, 2022

City officials have fired a correction officer following the death of the eighth detainee at the Rikers Island jail complex this year, Department of Correction officials said.