An estimated 200 incarcerated people are going without food to protest conditions on the island. Officials deny that detainees have stopped eating completely.
The painting, nearly destroyed in the late '80s, will move to the Brooklyn Museum (pending review from the Public Design Commission).
Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi issued a frantic letter to public defenders this week calling on them to help reduce the incarcerated population.
Detainees said they’ve gone weeks or even months without leaving their housing units.
After one inmate's death at the Essex County Correctional Facility and the vicious beating of another, officials vow a review of operations.
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.
Department of Correction employees were given until Tuesday afternoon to get their first shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, a one-month extension on the deadline for all other municipal workers.
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staffers were on sick leave and another 39 had gone AWOL, only a slight improvement since the city's lawsuit was withdrawn.
Another person has died in city custody, after succumbing to injuries he sustained while attempting to take his own life inside a Manhattan holding cell last week, according to sources familiar with the matter.
A Rikers medical staffer told Gothamist/WNYC that the detainee contracted COVID-19.
Those incarcerated at Rikers Island allege that de Blasio’s perception of the jail’s conditions — and the intake process specifically — was intentionally obscured
He declined to share details about what he witnessed during his roughly two-hour tour, but said that he did not speak to detainees or jail staff.
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