Rikers Island

Northeast U.S. Digs Out After  "Bomb Cyclone" Snowstorm
Fifteen Rikers Island inmates lost their lives this year, all men of color, and several of whom likely died for reasons directly or…
/ December 28, 2021
An inmate died at New York City’s Rikers Island jail, bringing the death toll at the troubled facility to 11 this year, authorities said.
/ September 20, 2021
Lieutenant Governor of New York Kathy Hochul
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the “Less is More Act” into law, which is aimed at reducing jail re-entry from technical violations.
/ September 18, 2021
Thomas Earl Braunson III had been jailed and held in ‘horrible conditions’ when he died behind bars on Rikers Island in April.
/ August 2, 2021
corrections officer thegrio.com
56 percent of the more than 270 corrections officers who were disciplined from January 2019 to August 2020, misled investigators.
/ April 25, 2021
Northeast U.S. Digs Out After  "Bomb Cyclone" Snowstorm
Two inmates died within days of one another on Rikers Island amidst other incidents of gross negligence at the infamous jail complex.
/ March 20, 2021
Lil Wayne is facing up to 10 years in federal prison when he’s sentenced on Jan. 28 for possessing a loaded handgun found on a private plane.
/ January 19, 2021