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.
The medical examiner ruled Curtis Davis’ death a suicide by hanging, despite the initial internal report that said he was found unconscious on the floor.
The fight for control of city lockups will play out in court over the next few months.
Judge Laura Taylor Swain will hear arguments Thursday for a Rikers takeover, informed by a report that finds ‘little progress’ on recommended reforms.
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.
Adams Jail Task Force Steeped in Secrecy as Federal Monitor Rips ‘Pervasive Dysfunction’ Behind Bars
A year after its launch, the inter-agency team heralded to help reform Rikers Island has yet to issue a single report or update showing its work. Now a key player is leaving.
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.
Jose Mejia Martinez, 34, jailed on a shoplifting charge, died after multiple correction officers failed to seek medical help for three hours, a federal lawsuit charges.
The monitor decries explanations that just don’t add up about one detainee severely injured and another one dead.
Five “serious and disturbing incidents” include case THE CITY surfaced of incarcerated man so badly hurt he went on a ventilator — and is now paralyzed.
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.
Days after announcing it was moving forward right away on the razing downtown, the Adams administration decided to hold off for two weeks.
Authors and other experts say the racial imbalance will likely continue unless there’s a multifaceted effort to reform other areas such as housing, education, and mental health services.
Joseph Foster’s eight siblings planned to use the money for a reunion and memorial, but the city’s notorious estate court has held on to the funds for nearly a year.
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.
A decade ago, New York City set out to lead the nation in efforts to support incarcerated trans people. Now detainees tell THE CITY that they are stranded in all-male housing units, subject to physical violence and sexual assaults.
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