Another Detainee At Rikers Dies in Custody, 16th In City Jails This Year
William Brown, 55, was less than a week away from a court date.
Dec 15, 2021 7:25 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 7:04 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 10:37 PM
Crisis At Rikers: How NYC Judges Fueled An Increase In The City’s Jail Population
Twelve people have died in city jails so far this year. Data shows judges have contributed to the swelling detainee population. An analysis by Gothamist/WNYC and New York Focus shows who the top judges are.
Sep 27, 2021 9:02 AM
“We Need Action”: Elected Officials Tour Rikers Island Demanding Decarceration
State lawmakers visited Rikers Island on Monday, calling on Mayor de Blasio and Governor Hochul to enact reforms.
Sep 13, 2021 10:05 PM
Another Man Found Dead On Rikers After A Month In DOC Custody
This is the ninth death in New York City jails this year.
Sep 7, 2021 9:22 PM
Family Files Lawsuit After Teen Dies In Rikers Solitary
The family of a teenager who died during a stint in solitary on Rikers Island is suing the company responsible for supplying medical care to inmates.
Updated: Aug 18, 2014 4:40 PM
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