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ICE Just Abruptly Moved Dozens of Immigrant Detainees From NY to Mississippi

The transfers came after immigrant detainees at the Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York, complained about rotten and unappetizing food, racial insults by guards, limited medical care, and a lack of access to their lawyers.

July 26, 2022
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Rikers Guard Sick-Out Just Put the Department of Correction in Contempt of Court

Guards are AWOL so people locked up aren't getting medical care. A judge says that's unacceptable.

May 17, 2022
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How Rikers Island Made New York

In “Captives,” former Rikers detainee Jarrod Shanahan traces the history of New York City’s sprawling jail complex, and its centrality to New York’s brutal class struggle.

May 16, 2022
Cultural Capital

The Forgotten Women’s Prison in Greenwich Village That Queered America

The "House of D" played an outsized role in defining queer life in NYC and beyond.

May 9, 2022
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Former Rikers Watchdog: “This Whole Fucking Thing Is A Racket”

Sarena Townsend, axed by Adams, says “corruption” is poisoning New York City's jails.

May 3, 2022