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The deal comes after an investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan. [Read More]
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Last week, Mayor de Blasio unveiled the details of his plan to close the jail complex at Rikers Island within a decade. As part of... [Read More]
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The city must make hundreds of architectural changes to units at Rikers Island to accommodate inmates with disabilities, according to a settlement between the city... [Read More]
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The de Blasio Administration last week released the most-detailed plan yet for replacing the crumbling Rikers Island complex with four borough-based jails that would include... [Read More]
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Maybe the reality of the hulking jails Mayor de Blasio just proposed for four city neighborhoods hasn't quite registered yet, so take a moment to... [Read More]
When John J. Lennon writes about the criminal justice system, he must first tell his own story. Lennon is Inmate No. 040823 in the New... [Read More]
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After a string of officers at Rikers Island were assaulted by inmates, culminating with the slashing of a Correction Officer a day earlier, the Correction... [Read More]
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In push to close Rikers, administration looks to ensure approvals rather than pick fights... [Read More]
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Shoved by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Gov. Cuomo and a chorus of haloed criminal justice reform advocates, Mayor de Blasio is getting real about... [Read More]
and raises a whole lot of concerns. Because City Hall... [Read More]
Closing Rikers Island is an important part of creating a "smaller, safer and fairer" criminal justice system in New York City, de blasio said. [Read More]
The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association will hold a rally Thursday calling for a change following a string of attacks on jail guards at Rikers Island.... [Read More]
The de Blasio administration unveiled plans to replace the Rikers Island detention complex with four community-based jails. [Read More]
The city's efforts to close Rikers Island are commendable and long overdue. But as the de Blasio administration's new blueprint to shutter the jail complex... [Read More]
City officials say they envision more humane settings that would feature community space, ground-floor retail outlets and offices for inmate support services. [Read More]
A city Correction officer took bribes to deliver pot to inmates at Rikers Island, prosecutors said Wednesday. Pedro Santiago, 26, is accused of conspiring with... [Read More]
New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated... [Read More]
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A correction officer got jumped Wednesday by a group of inmates on Rikers Island — leaving him with a huge gash across his forehead, officials... [Read More]
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that a system of borough-based jails will replace Rikers Island, once the doors of the notorious... [Read More]
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