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

The unidentified woman pocketed $425,000 from the city.


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

“This is a historic moment for criminal justice." Mayor de Blasio.


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

This new law will save families about $8 million a year.


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

He'll reportedly have to pay another bail in another state.


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

Video surveillance  caught the correction officer pouring vodka into an empty Poland Spring bottle and then falling asleep at his post.


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

Roosevelt McCoy spent seven weeks in jail for a false drug charge.


Rikers Island Will Reportedly Close One Of Its Jails In 2018

Rikers Island plans to shut down one of its nine correctional facilities by summer 2018.


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

Colin Kaepernick's visit to Rikers Island caused a bit of a stir amongst law enforcement.


Rikers Island Inmate Who Escaped Found Hours Later Hiding Inside A Trailer

Naquan Hill, 24, hid in a trailer on the island about 100 yards away. Rikers Island officials noticed an inmate was gone after the head…


Family To Receive $380K For Rikers Island Inmate Who Hung Himself After Being Taken Off Suicide Watch

Just 10 days after being taken off suicide watch, Aris Hiraldo was found hanging in his cell.


Kalief Browder’s Brother Is Running Against Mayor Bill De Blasio

"We have a problem with the way New York is being run - especially by de Blasio."


Interview: Akeem Browder Addresses Mayor De Blasio & Renaming Rikers Island After Kalief Browder

"[The] fact that it’s going to take 10 years when Mayor de Blasio won’t even be the mayor at the time–I got to think he’s…