Death of woman incarcerated at Rikers is 21st since 2021
Mary Yehudah, 31, reportedly died following a drug overdose.
May 18, 5:40 PM
Rikers federal monitor issues cautiously optimistic outlook for reform
A robust action plan was filed with a federal judge on Tuesday.
Updated: 10 mins ago
25-year-old detainee found dead on Rikers Island
The tragedy comes weeks after the U.S. attorney’s office raised the prospect of a federal takeover of the notorious jail complex, which has fallen into a state of crisis in the last 18 months.
May 8, 7:07 PM
Citing Adams administration's mismanagement, feds threaten to take Rikers Island from city control
The U.S. attorney is questioning whether the city has the "ability, expertise, and will" to fix Rikers.
Apr 19, 6:07 PM
Making beats behind bars: How ‘Free Studio’ helps incarcerated New Yorkers find their voices
The program teaches people incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other NYC jails how to write and produce hip-hop.
Apr 5, 11:01 AM
Correction commissioner wants more staff for troubled jails system
Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina is calling for more staff by this summer to help the city meet its goal of limiting solitary confinement. But some lawmakers argue the department actually needs better management and accountability.
Mar 23, 6:24 PM
Another Rikers Island detainee dies, second in one week, jail officials say
Herman Diaz died while jailed at the Eric M. Taylor Center.
Mar 18, 7:36 PM
Arts & Entertainment
Faith Ringgold's 1970s painting "For The Women's House" will move off Rikers Island
On Monday, the Public Design Commission unanimously approved the move of civil rights political artist Faith Ringgold's "For The Women's House" painting from Rikers Island to the Brooklyn Museum.
Feb 14, 1:52 PM
Arts & Entertainment
A Painting Dedicated To The Women On Rikers In 1972 Could Move To The Brooklyn Museum. Some Critics Say It Should Stay
The artist, Faith Ringgold, supports the move. Some public art activists say it should remain with those it was meant to inspire.
Updated: Feb 14, 12:00 PM
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 2:25 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 2:04 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 5:37 PM
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