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."
‘Something Can and Must Change’: The Long Process to Take Rikers Out of NYC’s Control Has Begun
Faced with ongoing constitutional violations, a federal judge Thursday scheduled arguments for putting NYC jails into receivership
A Sommelier Almost Torched His Future. A Diversion Court Gave Him a Second Chance
Caleb Ganzer, who set fires to outdoor dining structures in Lower Manhattan, is back at work thanks to a new courts initiative.
Ahead of Crucial Hearing, Rikers Monitor Says Adams Administration’s Jail Reforms Are ‘Haphazard, Tepid and Insubstantial’
The report will likely strengthen calls to take the jails out of the City's control.
The Rikers Monitor Is Finally Fed Up With the Adams Administration
"Real harm is occurring to real people in real time," the monitor reminds everyone.
Epstein Killed Himself, With the Help of a Broken and Neglectful Federal Prison System
Incompetence, violence and death in New York's federal jails don't require imaginative explanation—they're commonplace.
A Friend Remembers Joshua Valles, Who Died After Suffering a Skull Fracture on Rikers
"He had people who cared for him," says Denise Barkley.
The Adams Administration’s Clumsy Campaign to Downplay Violence on Rikers Island Backfires
A federal judge no longer trusts jail officials to give an accurate picture of violence in City jails, and may weigh taking the jails out of City control altogether.