Department of correction
Thousands on Rikers still not getting scheduled medical care
One concern is a lack of correction officers to take detainees to their appointments, given that the staff absence rate is 30%.
Apr 4, 3:33 PM
Rikers Hunger Strike Enters Fifth Day
An estimated 200 incarcerated people are going without food to protest conditions on the island. Officials deny that detainees have stopped eating completely.
Jan 12, 2:39 PM
“People Need To Go Outside": Rikers Detainees Say Loss Of Rec Time Is Intensifying Jails Crisis
Detainees said they’ve gone weeks or even months without leaving their housing units.
Dec 13, 2021 12:45 PM
Man Dies Following “Medical Issue” On Rikers Island, 15th NYC Jail Fatality This Year
Malcolm Boatwright, 28, died this morning after being transported to Bellevue Hospital, according to corrections authorities.
Dec 10, 2021 2:04 PM
Crisis At Rikers: How Case Delays Are Locking Up More and More People For Years Without Trial
As a result of the pandemic, nearly a third of the roughly 5,400 people currently held in city jails have been waiting more than a year for a trial.
Nov 23, 2021 5:01 AM
De Blasio Dropped Suit Against Corrections Officers Union. Hundreds Continue To Skip Work
New data shows that, as of November 3rd, 1,515 uniformed staffers were on sick leave and another 39 had gone AWOL, only a slight improvement since the city's lawsuit was withdrawn.
Nov 18, 2021 1:39 PM
NYCLU Suit: Department Of Correction Withholding "Large Universe" Of Officer Disciplinary Records
"[A]ny non-published internal version of that same database could reveal a great deal about the numbers of unresolved, unsubstantiated, or abandoned misconduct complaints that have yet to see the light of day."
Oct 30, 2021 12:56 PM
Facing Mandate, 15,000 NYC Municipal Workers Get COVID Vaccines. But Twice As Many Holdouts Remain
With three days to go, New Yorkers face the prospect of 33,000 government workers being told to stay home when enforcement starts on Monday, hampering tax-funded services citywide.
Oct 29, 2021 4:38 PM
Detainees Now Spend More Than 9 Months On Rikers, An 88 Day Jump, Report Finds
"Blaming the courts..is like the captain of the Titanic blaming the iceberg.”
Oct 19, 2021 6:03 PM
Staff Shortages Leave 20% Of Rikers Detainees Under Quarantine, Slowing Decarceration Efforts
The second largest jail on Rikers Island is now under quarantine, a first since the start of the pandemic.
Sep 30, 2021 4:37 PM
Another Detainee In NYC Jail Dies, 12th Death In Custody This Year
At least five of those deaths were suicides.
Updated: Sep 22, 2021 4:09 PM
Another Death At Rikers, Tenth In City Jails This Year
Karim Isaabdul was being held at the troubled city correctional facility on a parole violation.
Sep 20, 2021 11:39 AM
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