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.
Cover-Ups, Half-Truths, Secrecy and Contempt: Watchdog Report Shows How Rikers Officials Are Making Court Oversight Look Like a Joke
The monitor's latest report describes a jail system that tries to conceal its ongoing violence and blocks outside efforts to improve conditions.
Rikers Officials Said Joshua Valles Had a Heart Attack. His Autopsy Revealed a Fractured Skull
"But for the bail rollbacks, Joshua would have been alive today."
A Federal Judge Allows the Fatal, Dickensian Farce on Rikers Island to Continue
At the latest hearing, the federal judge overseeing violence reduction efforts on Rikers once again declined to take the jails out of NYC control
She Spoke Out Against Mistreatment in a NY Jail. Then ICE Put Her Back Inside
After an asylum seeker spoke out about conditions in an ICE-contracted jail in New York, the agency seemingly retaliated against her.