Rikers Island

Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
February 11, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A woman who was raped while in pre-trial confinement at Rikers Island will receive a substantial settlement from the city. The Legal Aid Society along with Cravath, Swaine, & Moore LLP made the announcement Monday, on behalf of their client known only as Jane Doe. They...
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
January 22, 2019 - 10:49 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Fewer inmates and skyrocketing costs, that's what Comptroller Scott Stringer says about Rikers Island. RELATED: Rikers guard reinstated after judge agrees poppy seeds caused positive drug test | Suit: Rikers guards chained woman to toilet fixture, raped her with flashlight...
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
December 30, 2018 - 4:18 pm
The city has a policy forbidding solitary confinement at Rikers for inmates who are under the age of 22, but a new federal lawsuit claims the city is getting around that by shipping dozens of inmates upstate to an Albany County jail, where they’re brutalized.
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
December 14, 2018 - 9:34 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An inmate at Rikers Island says she was raped by three guards in an abandoned section of the jail. RELATED: Suspect in Junior Guzman killing slashed by Rikers inmate | Video: Rikers inmates attack guards 3 times in less than a week | Rikers Island Correction Officer Slashed...
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
December 12, 2018 - 3:21 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Bronx District Attorney's Office has unveiled charges against 29 alleged members of the Bloods. RELATED: Chicago gang charged for slayings, terrorizing neighborhood | FBI: Mad Stone Bloods street gang leader nabbed in New York | NYPD Holds Gang Awareness Meeting To Stop...
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Manuel Rivera, a suspect in the murder of Jr Feliz, was slashed by another inmate inside Rikers Island.
Passaic County Prosecutor's Office
December 12, 2018 - 12:43 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- One of the suspects charged in the killing of Junior Guzman was attacked and suffered a slash wound to his face at Rikers Island on Tuesday. RELATED: Police: 14th suspect arrested in murder of ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz | Family of murdered Bronx teen targeted in apparent scam |...
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Rikers Island Attack
Department of Correction
November 25, 2018 - 10:16 am
Correction officers on Rikers Island were attacked in multiple incidents over the past week, videos show.
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
October 04, 2018 - 9:56 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There may be some people in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx who are looking forward to having a new jail in their neighborhood, but they're not the ones who showed up for a hearing on the matter. "No new jails," the riled up residents chanted. They drowned out a speaker...
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
August 15, 2018 - 1:29 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed plans Wednesday to build new prisons in four boroughs to replace the complex on Riker’s Island.
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Rikers Island
Anthony Behar/Sipa Press
August 06, 2018 - 9:26 am
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The city department of correction is checking out a video that shows an inmate at Rikers Island who had been subdued by correction officers, getting jumped on by another heavily armed officer. The Daily News reports, the guy essentially took a dive onto a pile of officers...
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