Manhattan Arraignment Court, April 4, 2023
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NYC Jails Watchdog Bucks Mayor Adams…For Now
The Board of Correction wouldn't sign off on an Adams administration plan to stop delivery of physical mail to incarcerated people.
The Eric Adams Table of Success
NYC Jails Commissioner Revoked Watchdog’s Camera Access for Making His Department Look Bad
Newly public documents show that Louis Molina made it harder for the Board of Correction to view video of jails because he thinks the oversight agency has an "agenda."
Prakash Churaman, Locked Up for Years on Charges the Queens DA Has Since Dropped, Sues NYC For $25 Million
“Mentally, I’m not free. For me to adjust to society, it’s hard,” Churaman told Hell Gate.
Why Is the Head of NYC Jails Endorsing a Debunked Fentanyl ‘Myth’?
An alleged fentanyl poisoning happens in the midst of a debate over whether to ban physical mail in NYC jails.
Erick Tavira Went to the Hospital Seeking Treatment. Instead He Died on Rikers Island
For the 17th person to die in NYC jails last year, a plea for medical help was answered with a fateful arrest.
The Queens District Attorney’s Office Has an Exonerating Evidence Problem
Information that can set people free sits around for years while people suffer on Rikers—and both the NYPD and Queens DA’s office don’t seem to care.
NYC Will Pay Millions for Locking Up People Who Had Already Paid Bail, But It’s Still Doing That
As the City settles a major class-action lawsuit, it’s still dragging its feet releasing people who have posted bail.
Incarcerated Women Wonder When Governor Hochul Will Actually Start Using Her ‘Overhauled’ Pardon System
The governor hasn't issued a commutation or a pardon since boasting of major changes this summer.
Why 18 Deaths in Custody This Year Isn’t Enough to Take Control of Jails Away From NYC
"Change has to come from the inside," the NYC Correction commissioner told a federal court Thursday.