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Rikers Island Violence

Finally, Rikers Guards May Be Banned From Hitting Inmates In The Head

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

New York City officials and federal prosecutors have tentatively agreed on a plan for reforming Rikers Island, the city’s largest jail. The chan...

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

Advocates Welcome Retirement Of Rikers Official Who Oversaw Violent Juvenile Facility | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Prisoners' rights advocates and lawmakers on Tuesday welcomed the news that the top uniformed official at New York City's Department of Co...

No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 10.20.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed. What f...

Report: Violence At Rikers Island Surged Under Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

The current crisis of brutality and mental illness overwhelming Rikers Island, one of the country's most notoriously violent jail complexes, can be tr...

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...