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Tag: Rikers


Stay on track to close Rikers: City must follow Commission recommendations

It's commonly said that a budget is a reflection of values, and that truism feels especially pertinent now, when we're in the midst of...

Moving to ban paper mail at Rikers is wrong

Jonas Caballero spent 10 months in New York City jails and, like so many others who have been through the city's detention system, was...

Stalled progress: Shutting down Rikers is a battle on multiple fronts

In her call for the city to move quickly with plans to close Rikers Island by 2027, Council President Adrienne Adams faces some major...

NYC Rikers officer cleared of wrongdoing after city paid $9 million to detainee who was nearly killed in jail assault

After stopping a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate's savage attack on a fellow detainee in November 2019, Correction Officer Charlie Bracey went home satisfied...

Christopher Buggs, who was wrongfully fired from Rikers in 2021, gets 25 to life in prison for Brooklyn murder

A Brooklyn murder suspect who was mistakenly released from Rikers Island after an embarrassing clerical error was sentenced Thursday to 25 years to life...

Addressing Rikers Violence: Working with Correctional Officers and Isolating Dangerous Offenders

For many years there was a steady increase in violent behavior by inmates at Rikers Correctional Center. But it has dramatically increase in...

New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams is expected to renew push to close Rikers Island in State of the City address

New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams will renew a years-old push to permanently close Rikers Island at her annual State of the City...


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