#rikers-island

Amid Chaos at Rikers, Women and Transgender People to Be Transferred
Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced that women and transgender people held at the Rikers Island jail complex will be transferred to two state prisons 40 miles north of New York City, in the latest effort to stem a crisis that has engulfed the correction system.
BREAKING: City to move more than 200 women and trans Rikers detainees upstate | amNewYork
Sign up for our PoliticsNY newsletter for the latest coverage and to stay informed about the 2021 elections in your district and across NYC
Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day
On Wednesday, a Queens man climbed into a tree near his home to avoid the police. On Friday, he finally came down.
Members of Congress Urge Biden to Intervene at Rikers, as de Blasio Plans Visit
A group of congressional Democrats from New York on Friday called on President Biden to use federal resources to address the crisis at Rikers Island, expressing a lack of confidence in the city's ability to restore order to the jail complex.
12th Man Dies in N.Y.C. Custody This Year as Jail Crisis Deepens
A man who was being held at a New York City jail died on Wednesday, becoming the 12th person in the city's custody to die this year.
Hochul Orders Release of 191 Detainees as Rikers Crisis Deepens
Responding to an escalating crisis inside New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail complex, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed a measure that will lead to the release of about 200 detainees, many of them being held for parole violations.
Michael K. Williams Brought His Whole Life to His Characters
While Omar Little on "The Wire" is his best-known role, the actor drew upon his family and neighborhood for a slew of larger-than-life parts.
An 'Absolute Emergency' on Rikers Island as Violence Increases
A federal monitor said that staffing shortages had led to a sharp deterioration in conditions in the jail complex over the summer.
A detainee was stabbed. A correction officer was slashed.