As COVID Surges In NYC Jails, Officials Quibble Over Blame
Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi issued a frantic letter to public defenders this week calling on them to help reduce the incarcerated population.
Dec 23, 2021 2:51 PM
Judge Orders Greater Access To Medical Care At Rikers Island
Detainees held in the city’s troubled jail system have continued to miss medical appointments as hundreds of jail guards call out sick or miss work.
Dec 6, 2021 5:37 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
Amidst Chaos On Rikers, AOC And Maloney Call On DAs To Ease Up On Bail
Currently, more than 4,400 people are being held on Rikers Island and in other city jails pre-trial, mostly due to bails they are unable to post.
Updated: Nov 22, 2021 9:00 PM
NJ Cut Its Prison Population By 40% During 11 Months Of the Pandemic
Nearly 5,300 adults and juveniles were released from state custody under a state law that gave incarcerated people health credits to get out early.
Nov 22, 2021 5:01 AM
COVID Is Surging Back Into Rikers and NYC Jails
At a city council hearing on Wednesday, correctional medical officials sounded the alarm about an uptick in coronavirus infections at New York City jails.
Sep 15, 2021 3:03 PM
Report: Use Of Force On The Rise In City Jails, Despite Historically Low Inmate Population
"Although the decrease in the population was extremely positive on the macro-level, it did little to change the conditions of the confinement in the jails—the use of force rate remains unacceptably high," a new report says.
Oct 26, 2020 4:36 PM
Arts & Entertainment
The Triumphs And Struggles Of Prison Education Get The Spotlight In New Documentary Series
Many college education courses in prisons ended in the mid-'90s when the federal Crime Bill barred the incarcerated from receiving federal grants.
Nov 23, 2019 10:22 AM
De Blasio Says He's Going To Move 16 and 17-Year-Olds Off Of Rikers Island, Eventually
Some advocates say four years is too long to wait.
Updated: Jul 24, 2017 5:47 PM
Man Jailed At Rikers For 7 Years Without Trial Finally Gets Plea Deal
24-year-old Carlos Montero will be sentenced to 13 years in state prison, and will get credit for time served.
Updated: Sep 11, 2015 12:33 PM
Sesame Street Explains "Incarceration," Not Why U.S. Imprisons So Many
As of 2010, United States has 500 prisoners per 100,000 residents, or around 1.6 million prisoners.
Updated: Jun 11, 2013 2:42 PM
What's Wrong With This Picture? NYC Had Record High Arrests, But Record Low Incarcerations Under Bloomberg
Felony arrests have plummeted and misdemeanor arrests have soared, which makes sense in a city where stop-and-frisks are a norm, and bullshit low-level arrests happen every day.
Updated: Dec 21, 2012 12:38 PM
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