New York’s Prison Labor System: ‘You Got the Slaves, and You Got the Masters’
Testifying to state lawmakers, former incarcerated workers for the state’s Corcraft program described a regime of exploitation.
In Court, Rikers Officials Play For Time and Win Again
A federal judge held the Adams Administration in contempt of court for ignoring her orders on Rikers, then granted the City a two-month extension.
The Eric Adams Table of Success
Many People Are Saying: Take Rikers Out of City Control
As the court monitor reports more deception and chaos in NYC jails, a growing list of advocates and experts are urging a judge to put Rikers into receivership.
Federal Government: It’s Time to Take NYC’s Jails Out of Eric Adams’s Control
The long-expected filing comes as both a federal monitor and prosecutors have lost all faith in Eric Adams to manage the city's jails.
Rikers So Broken Even the Monitor Whose Job Is to Know How Broken It Is Now Says He Has No Idea
In a new report, the court monitor overseeing NYC jails calls the Adams administration's resistance to reform an "insurmountable impediment."
Summoned to Testify Before Watchdog, NYC Jails Chief Just Doesn’t Show Up
Is it still an oversight hearing if the agency being overseen just ditches it?
Judge Issues Another Order Telling Rikers Officials to Obey Her Previous Orders
Continued failure to follow court orders, the judge writes, “may result in additional orders.”
Jails Monitor: Rikers Island Under Eric Adams is ‘Incapable’ of Reform
Conditions continued to deteriorate in August and September, even as Correction Commissioner Louis Molina and staff visited London tourist sites.
When the Going Gets Tough, Rikers Head Louis Molina Goes to Europe
The guy who has presided over 27 deaths in custody is “sharing best practices on facility management, safety, and security” with his counterparts abroad.
Who’s Going to Make Eric Adams Close Rikers Island?
"I don't know how we compel him to follow the law, other than shaming the hell out of him."