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.
Manhattan Arraignment Court, April 4, 2023
Hell Gate puts you at the heart of the action inside New York Criminal Court.
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.
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.