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By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press
Sixteen-year-old Kalief Browder spent three years inside New York City's Rikers Island without being convicted of a crime, enduring two of those years in solitary confinement. He subsequently struggled with his mental health and eventually took his own life. A…
By Ivette Feliciano, Laura Fong
New York City lawmakers have approved a plan to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails.
By Associated Press
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has endorsed a proposal to shut down Rikers Island jail complex that holds 7,500 inmates. The facility, notorious for violence at the hands of guards and among inmates, has been the subject of…
By PBS NewsHour
As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to never go back to jail. But being branded a felon…
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
NEW YORK — For Dr. Ross MacDonald, every person who enters New York City’s main jail with an opioid addiction represents an opportunity for treatment, and the possibility of saving a life. As the medical director of the city’s correctional…
New York City has announced sweeping reforms at Rikers Island, following a class action lawsuit over the abuse of inmates. Earlier this month, Kalief Browder, a former Rikers prisoner, committed suicide. He was held for more than 1,000 days without…
By Colleen Shalby
Kalief Browder, who was arrested at 16 for allegedly stealing a backpack and who spent three years awaiting trial, committed suicide Saturday, two years after his release from Rikers Island.
By Shehryar Nabi
New York City will prohibit solitary confinement for inmates under the age of 21, shifting away from its previous policy.
By Joshua Barajas
Weeks after a U.S. government report further revealed the rampant brutality against male teenage inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York, a judge's decision published Monday called for the termination of six correction officers who hog-tied and…
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