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Rikers Guard Caught Sleeping On The Job | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A correction officer has been disciplined for dozing on the job after a colleague snapped a picture of her asleep while on post at a Rikers Island inf...

New York Abandons Role as Sanctuary for Immigrants

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Seth Freed Wessler

Immigrations agents at Rikers regularly deceive people they suspect of not being citizens and rope them into the deportation system by violating their legal and human rights.

Doreen Baker, Rikers Guard, Had Improper Relationship With Inmate "Hunter" | By Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Rikers Island Correction Officer Doreen Baker, 39, had an improper relationship with a 39-year-old inmate identified only as "Hunter" when she supervi...

Plaxico Burress Taunted, Harrassed In First Night Behind Bars | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


Dwight Gomas Spent 17-Months In Rikers After Botched Fingerprints

New York Daily News | John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An innocent Georgia man spent 17 months on Rikers Island on robbery charges before a sharp-eyed detective noticed he was the victim of mismatched fing...

Can Art Keep You Out of Jail? Rikers Inmates and Alumni Exhibit Paintings

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

A new exhibition in Crown Heights showcases the work of young male inmates from Rikers Island Prison. Their teacher -- Miss J -- encourages her students to take risks and explore with paint.

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 cel...

Possible Link Found Between Obesity and Flu Severity

Washington Post | David Brown and Robin Shulman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A survey of people hospitalized because of swine flu in California has raised the possibility that obesity is as much of a risk factor for serious com...

Foxy Brown Gets Out Of Jail After Eight Months

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Rapper Foxy Brown is out of jail. Family and fans greeted Brown Friday outside Rikers Island as she was released from the jail after ...