Department of Correction
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.
Thousands of Former Rikers Detainees are Eligible to Claim Millions in Commissary Deposits Left in Their Accounts
Despite a mandate to return funds, the Department of Correction holds $4.2 million for people it claims it can’t locate.
A group of city lawmakers toured city jails and touted improvements. Almost all got campaign cash from the union representing jail personnel.
Judge Laura Taylor Swain will hear arguments Thursday for a Rikers takeover, informed by a report that finds ‘little progress’ on recommended reforms.
A 44-year-old detainee from Brooklyn is the second to die in a little more than one week at a Rikers jail for men.
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.
The devices are designed to improve access to medical benefits and housing for those just released.
Appointed to help improve conditions at Rikers, the federal monitor asks a federal judge to further remove jail management from city officials.
After an investigation by THE CITY exposed problems with the company’s practices, a proposed three-year contract includes new stipulations — but still no base price list.
The monitor decries explanations that just don’t add up about one detainee severely injured and another one dead.
Stiff Prices, Unfulfilled Orders: How the Private Contractor Running Rikers Commissary Serves Detainees
Through a no-bid contract, the Department of Correction turned over its commissary to a company persistently criticized for gouging the incarcerated. An investigation by THE CITY found that it’s charging more than allowed for scores of products.
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.
James Carlton, 39, was at the Vernon C. Bain Center on May 11 when a team of captains and officers took him “down to the floor,” officers’ records say.
A majority of City Council members plus the public advocate say they want to get rid of so-called punitive segregation — but some jail staff aren’t so sure.
A Department of Correction captain and three officers are implicated in one scheme, which allegedly involved ID card check-ins when employees weren’t actually at the jail.
Kareem Mayo should be happily back home with his grandkids right now but administrative delays over leg-monitor paperwork have him stewing in Rikers.
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