Multiple members of the city’s jail oversight board this week urged Mayor Eric Adams to stop relying on emergency executive orders to circumvent rules to ensure the safe housing of people behind bars. In November 2021, then-mayor Bill de Blasio first signed executive orders suspending multiple Board of Correction regulations, citing chaos brought on by […]
Inette Baez has held the secret of what happened to her on Rikers Island for nearly 20 years. She was serving an eight month-jail sentence inside the Rose M. Singer Center in 2004 when, she says, a correction officer repeatedly lured her into a massive freezer and forced her to perform oral sex and raped […]
Chaining people to desks for educational programs behind bars — in lieu of adequate staffing or training — actually leads to more violence, jail reform advocates say.
The city’s Correctional Health Services is covering up for the Department of Correction’s “incompetence,” the public defenders say.
Manhattan City Councilmember Carlina Rivera is among those pressing for transparency amid a record number of fatalities.
A group of city lawmakers toured city jails and touted improvements. Almost all got campaign cash from the union representing jail personnel.
How many officers are working double or triple shifts? Without the data, the Board of Correction won’t be able to tell, a member says.
From his bed at Bellevue, James Carlton says that he has nightmares and that ‘everything hurts.’
Hosts Christina Greer, Katie Honan and Harry Siegel run down another jam-packed week in New York City, discussing everything from the Adams administration’s Rikers blackout and a self-policing experiment in Brownsville to the gift that the rapper Dres of Black Sheep gave to fans in the rain mourning Phife Dawg and much more. Subscribe to […]
The Department of Correction says that the de Blasio-era practice of notifying the press when someone dies in a detention facility is over. Advocacy groups and a federal monitor say it’s part of a broader effort to hide wrongdoing.