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A Rikers Island Inmate Won A Settlement After Being Sexually Abused By Officers

A woman serving a six-year sentence in Rikers Island won a $425,000 settlement after wearing a wire and exposing three correction offers who sexually abused her from…

Teens Removed From Rikers Island As “Raise The Age” Law Takes Effect

As part of New York’s legislation, teens under 18-year-old have been removed from Rikers Island and transported to juvenile facilities as part of the state’s “Raise The…

New York City Inmates Can Soon Make Calls Inside City Jails Free Of Charge

New York City inmates will now be able to make phone calls free of charge. According to reports, New York City Council approved a bill Wednesday (July 18) which will…

Tekashi 6ix9ine Granted Bail After Rikers Island Contagious Disease Unit Transfer

UPDATE: July 13, 2018 4:45 PM EST: Tekashi 6ix9ine’s legal team managed to convince Judge Ann Scherzer to grant the rapper his freedom after he pays a $150K bail, New…

Rikers Island Correction Officer Caught Drinking On The Job Finally Fired Three Years Later

On July 3 2015, a jail supervisor at Rikers Island smelled alcohol on Correction Officer Yardley Rolando’s breath. An administered Breathalyzer test soon confirmed what…

NYPD Detective Reportedly Convicted Of Sending An Innocent Man To Rikers Island

NYPD Detective Kevin Desormeau was found guilty Wednesday (Jan. 24) of perjury and making false statements that led an innocent man to spend seven weeks in Rikers…

Rikers Island Will Reportedly Close One Of Its Jails In 2018

In a plan to help end mass incarceration, and a vicious cycle of violence, Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to completely shut down all Rikers Island jails within the span of…

New York Correction Officers Fear Attacks Following Colin Kaepernick’s Rikers Island Visit

For over a year, anywhere Colin Kaepernick has set his foot (or knee) has been met with some sort of outrage. His recent visit to Rikers Island was no different. On…

Pedro Hernandez’s Mother Speaks Out At Protest In The Bronx

On Thursday (Aug. 10), Pedro Hernandez became the central figure of a Bronx protest aimed at getting the 17-year-old’s charges on attempted murder dropped. The rally…