Department of corrections
'Separation Status' Now Replacing Solitary Confinement For Teens On Rikers, Attorneys Say
Attorneys called the practice 'a clear end run around crucial protections designed to limit New Yorkers' contact with solitary confinement.'
Updated: Aug 26, 2019 11:22 AM
Man Beaten By Rikers Guards After Kissing Male Partner Strikes $280K Settlement
Thomas Hamm will receive a payment from the city, which must also reaffirm its non-discrimination policy toward visitors at corrections facilities.
Updated: Sep 12, 2018 5:53 PM
Prison Guard Acquitted Of Testicle-Destroying Attack On Inmate
"If it would have been me," his alleged victim said, "I would’ve been locked up."
Updated: Dec 9, 2015 3:21 PM
Rikers Guard Hospitalized After Fight With Inmate
The inmate was also hospitalized, but the DOC would not confirm his injuries.
Updated: Dec 7, 2015 1:38 PM
22 Rikers Inmates Sue, Claiming Guards In Riot Gear Beat Them In Freezing Gym
"They were throwing inmates off the bleachers," one plaintiff said.
Updated: Jul 13, 2015 12:07 PM
City Prisoners Still Want Contraband, Jail Workers Still Sneaking It To Them
Apparently prisoners are still smoking cigarettes, and crack.
Updated: May 17, 2015 7:05 PM
Chief Investigator At Rikers Island Quits Amid Controversy
The chief investigator at Rikers Island has stepped down after a series of scandals.
Updated: Aug 24, 2014 3:50 PM
Correction Officer Accidentally Shoots Self, Fellow Officer In Bushwick
The DOC says both officers were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Updated: Oct 11, 2013 6:23 PM
Five Injured In Elevator At Brooklyn Detention Complex
One person suffered an asthma attack and another had a seizure as a result of a stuck elevator.
Updated: Jul 3, 2013 12:24 PM
[UPDATE] Eight Injured In Rikers Island Altercation After Inmate Bites Staff Member
Six of the victims suffered minor injuries, while the seventh sustained non-life threatening injuries.
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 6:17 PM
2 Corrections Officers Killed, NYPD Officer Injured In Car Crash
At around 4:45 a.m. the driver of the Murano lost control between Snyder and Church Avenues, "crossed multiple lanes of traffic," and struck the Explorer's passenger side door.
Updated: Dec 16, 2012 6:24 PM
Rikers Officer Charged With Selling Pot, Placebos To Inmates
Is it shocking when a prison guard is arrested for selling drugs to inmates? No, it happens. Still, you'd expect them to know better at this point.
Updated: Oct 4, 2012 3:02 PM
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