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#BlackLivesMatter Activists Call For Charges In Brutal Death Of Prisoner Samuel Harrell

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices

#BlackLivesMatter, and #BlackPrisonersMatter too. That's the message protesters and family members of Samuel Harrell sent to an upstate New York distr...

Sweeping Reforms Set For Rikers After Damning Reports Of Abuse

The New York Times | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics

New York City officials have tentatively agreed to sweeping reforms that would remake Rikers Island, including the appointment of a federal monitor to...

Manhunt Underway For 2 Murderers Who Escaped NY Prison

Associated Press | Posted 06.07.2015 | Crime

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of local, state and federal law enforcement officers spent the night searching for two convicted murderers who used ...

Jerome Murdough Tragedy Shows Where the System Failed and What Needs to be Fixed

Tim Murray | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Tim Murray

Last month, a veteran U.S. Marine "basically baked to death" in a New York City jail after a malfunctioning heating system caused the temperature in his cell to exceed 100 degrees.

NY Still Sending Mentally Ill People Into Solitary Confinement

ProPublica | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

By Christie Thompson, ProPublica. This story was co-produced with WNYC. When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in Nov...

Cuomo Announces Prison Closures

Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will close seven state prisons, camps and work release facilities to save money in a tight New York budget and because of th...

A 'Captive Audience': Company Buys Up Ad Space In Upstate New York Jail

Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

In the continuing struggle to keep at least one advertisement in front of every American, all the time, the Erie County Holding Center, a jail in upst...

New York's Inmate Population Lowest In 24 Years

nytimes.com | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fewer inmates are behind bars in New York on any given day than at any time in the past 24 years, and the number admitted to the city's jail system ha...

Rapper Foxy Brown Gets Special Treatment In Jail

New York Post | JANON FISHER, REUVEN BLAU and BRAD HAMILTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

City prison officials acted like an entourage of fawning valets for rapper Foxy Brown when she was locked up on Rikers Island, hanging out in her cell...

Rabbi Rigs TV To Stream Wedding In New York Jail

New York Post | Dan Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Manhattan prison chaplain rabbi under fire for organizing a bar mitzvah in the Tombs also had a TV satellite truck come to the lockup so that a Je...