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New Rikers Island Restrictive Unit Would Curb Violence: Jail Boss

AP | Posted 12.20.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) -- Correction officials on Friday encouraged the city's jail watchdog board to approve a proposed rule change to allow for the creation ...

Christopher Mathias

Rikers Island Inmate Says He Was Beaten And Sodomized By Guard

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- In the latest horror story to emerge from New York’s largest jail, an inmate claims a guard tied him to a hospital bed before beating an...

REPORT: Bosses At Notorious NY Jail Promoted Despite 'Culture Of Violence' For Teen Inmates

NY Daily News | Posted 08.06.2014 | Crime

In May, Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte promoted William Clemons to chief of department. Turhan Gumusdere, one of Clemons' top underlings, was na...

Rikers Island Officers Routinely Beat Mentally Ill Inmates: Report

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.14.2014 | Crime

A secret internal study at Rikers Island, one of the country's most violent jails, uncovered the disturbing levels of officer brutality against inmate...

WATCH: Fight On Rikers Island

Posted 10.22.2013 | New York

ABC has obtained a video of a prison fight on Rikers Island. The fight took place on August 5. Eleven inmates were injured, and 5 seriously, accor...

Former Inmate Accused Of Sneaking BACK Into Rikers

AP | Posted 05.02.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Most people who've done time in jail can't wait to get away. But this week, New York City authorities accused one former inmate of sneakin...

Rikers Island -- Last Stop on the New York City School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 04.04.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

The size of the prison system in the United States is horrific. Equally horrific are its rapid growth and the direct and indirect costs.

Do Not Pass Go; The Collateral Damage of Visiting Day

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 10.26.2011 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

It's a perfect day. Blue skies dotted with cotton clouds and gentle breezes carry the unmistakable scent of the ocean. If I closed my eyes, I'd think I was in Martha's Vineyard. Instead, I see sunlight glinting off the barbed wire everywhere.

Stopping Domestic Abusers Starts At Home

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Oh boy, am I ever going to take heat for this. But it must be said. There are some women caught up in the awful throes of domestic abuse because they...