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.
A detainee who was attacked on Rikers Island, a former jail mental health counselor, a former commissioner, and a juvenile detention manager: All weigh in on the crisis and what can be done.
Work to shut the isolated jail facilities in favor of smaller borough jails is moving ahead — even as the mayor calls for more people to be jailed.
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Julio Medina, the founder of Exodus Transitional Community, resigns as the nonprofit faces five separate investigations.
The officer also asked the woman to cover up her sexual assault by another guard.
Any court battle over whether control of city jails should be transferred to a federal overseer will have to wait until April, a U.S. District Court judge ruled Thursday.
In a new lawsuit, the family of deceased Rikers detainee Segundo Guallpa allege that corrections officers failed to check on him, and that at least one falsified paperwork claiming that she had.
It’s the latest blow to the troubled nonprofit, which had several workers escorted out of the city jail.
Correction Department Commissioner Louis Molina wants to keep people in punitive segregation locked in their cells for longer — even as Rikers reformers are looking to end the practice entirely.
It’s been slow going so far for a plan that a judge will assess in November while deciding whether or not to take away control of the city’s jails.
Corrections departments in California and Chicago highlight benefits and challenges of moves to place chaotic lockups under outside control.
The ruling, which isn’t binding on other judges but will surely be noted by them, was based on the 2019 bail reform law’s requirement judges consider “ability to post bail without posing undue hardship.”
A new report from the Board of Correction states that “a pervasive issue of insufficient supervision by correctional staff” was a factor in most tragedies behind bars.
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