NYC Mayor Eric Adams keeps opposing bail reform as deaths mount in the notorious jail.


"Dion Middleton isn't some miscellaneous corrections officer—he's the officer responsible for training the others."

The New York City Council voted to close the jail.

Layleen Polanco was only 27 years old.

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After spending 27 years behind bars for a crime that he didn’t commit, John Bunn is advocating for reading in prisons.

The New York City Board of Corrections is investigating an in-custody deaths that occurred at Rikers Island.

New York City will close its first jail on Rikers Island this summer as part of a 10-year plan to shut down the infamous and violence-plagued jail complex.


Pedro Hernandez, a Bronx teen who was wrongfully arrested for a crime that he didn't commit, was released from the notorious Rikers Island jail and avoided the same fate as Kalief Browder.

The renaming recognizes the injustice to Browder and his role in shedding light on prison abuse of minors.

Criminal justice reform advocate Glenn Martin says there's too much at stake to wait a decade to close the notorious New York City jail.

Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.