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Rikers Island

Rikers Island is New York City's main jail complex, as well as the name of the island on which it sits, in the East River between Queens and the mainland Bronx, adjacent to the runways of LaGuardia Airport.

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MT This is Y is out of - Teen's Death in Solitary Cell Shows Health Failures at Rikers Island
Yelp! reviews of Rikers Island are strangely entertaining:
Anybody knows where exactly on 149 I have to take the bus that goes to rikers island ?
The Editorial Board also suggests that NY should "seriously consider putting courtrooms on Rikers Island"
Commenter on my Bronx court delays story: Why not bring the judges to Rikers Island?
NEW YORK (AP) — Fixing bureaucratic backlogs in the courts will reduce the number of people locked up in the troubled Rikers Island jail
Rikers island put rat poison on food b/c to the law,he's a "snitch" 4 filming the but not to me …
Cant be... R.I.P ... Am still ua biggest fan
Has anyone seen the U.S. rule of law lately?
About to start visit to Rikers Island detection facility w & Correx cmte. No cells. Report back later.
Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New Yorks adult prisons, including Rikers Island
Most people at Rikers in on nonviolent charges, too poor to make bail. Beauty is one of them.
The Island is Ridiculous: Rikers Inside and Out vía
Descending into LGA from Iowa, De Blasio had a prime view of Rikers Island, reminder of his long to-do list back home.
Everything that is wrong with this system
Beauty, in struggle to leave a life of drugs and prostitution, trapped at Rikers. Be sure to read Part 1 first:
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Hope my *** on Rikers Island listening to the radio right now 🙏🙏🙏
story about one young women in Rikers. Example of absurdity of the policy of jailing .
War on drugs? it's failing ; moving and disturbing by Beauty almost turned her life around
Facing time again on Rikers Island and I won't get out, because I'm crazy.
Rikers Island guard faces prison sentence after inmate “baked to death”: via
A vulnerable black woman and the U.S. penal system. I disagree tho. It isn't 'broken'
This is a deeply depressing tale of how drugs laws in NY are so flawed...
Interesting perspective on interaction between health and justice systems and poverty.
For Mentally Ill Inmates at Rikers Island, a Cycle of Jail and Hospitals
Young people are going to Rikers Island to rot, mostly for nonviolent offenses. The wrenching story of one of them:
My passport needs to hurry up even thou I hate going to rikers island😞.
When visited at Rikers Island for three hours, they spoke about their love for women.
'Throwing charges at us is how them lawyers, police, judges, corrections officers & counselors make their money'
tragic lives, My friend Beauty almost turned her life around. Now she's lost to Rikers
I wrote a really long piece about drugs laws, Bronx, prostitution, addiction, and Rikers. If you bored, read it….
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Ramsey Orta filmed Eric Garner's death and is jailed on Rikers Island on TRUMPED UP CHARGES. WHERE IS HIS LEGAL AID?
Ramsey Orta in Rikers Island as why speak, While Daniel Pantaleo is enjoying coffee at his home. Think About That.
Ramsey Orta the witness that filmed Eric Gardner's murder is in danger on Rikers Island
Listen to Norman Seabrook on the Brian Lehrer Show discussing violence on Rikers Island.
This forgotten isle in the East River between Bronx and Rikers Island has quite the
Prisoners rescue female guard from sex assault at Rikers Island jail
Rikers Island inmates helped rescue a female prison guard before she was raped by a convicted sex criminal on...
Sometimes bad things happen to good people and sometimes bad people do good things.
Rikers Island inmates save prison guard from rape
"Yeah, they got me in protective custody" - Bobby Shmurda:
Rikers Island prisoners stopped an attempted rape of a guard if you need some what the what? news.
Dramatic rescue inside Rikers Island in NYC after female correction officer attacked...
Great story inmates deserve pardon for helping officer at Rikers
Rikers inmates rip open locked watch post to save prison officer from rape: via
Rikers Island inmates broke into a locked room to save a female prison officer from being raped by an inmate:
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"In the face of...push to reform Rikers, guards are either being defiant or are indifferent to demands for change."
62 cases where inmates seriously injured by guards in period when officials focused on reining in violence at Rikers
Great job for keeping focus on Rikers Brutality
Editorial: The Horrors Keep Coming at Rikers: The deadly abuse that continues to unfold at Rikers Island must end.
Read latest Rikers report alongside conditions described in "Slavery By Another Name" & you might just weep. htt…
Rikers Island is still horribly violent:
Take a virtual tour of the new isolation unit at Rikers Island.
There are at least 62 cases from Aug-Jan where inmates were brutalized by guards at Rikers, despite greater scrutiny
Prison guards have seriously injured at least 62 Rikers inmates in last 5 months, AFTER reform …
Rikers Island jail to open new unit for most difficult prisoners
Of the 62 cases examined in which Rikers officers beat inmates, 70% resulted in head injuries:
Violence by guards against inmates persists at Rikers Island:
A difficult job for corrections officers at Rikers Island is compounded by a lack of adequate leadership + oversight.
The New York Times has been examining problems at Rikers Island, as well as the New York City Correction Department, which oversees it. Here’s what you need to know.
Just got done watching vs Marv. Like Rikers Island, you *** can't escape these bars! History in the making
NYC will end solitary confinement for prisoners 21 & under . Background info on Rikers Island
Rikers ending solitary for inmates under 21 y/o by 2016. Also creating ultra-restrictive unit with 250 new beds
The agency charged with overseeing New York City jails has voted to create restrictive Rikers Island housing units for violent inmates and limit the use of solitary confinement.
New York Civil Liberties Union says new rules make Rikers Island a leader in solitary confinement reform
A must read communications Director of Fortune Society speaks about Rikers island and the importance…
"The only way we are going to decrease violence on is to realize violence is caused by rikers island" - BOC mem…
I find this interesting: One cohort took a trip to Rikers Island to work with the sentenced population and brainstor…
Board member Robert (Bobby) Cohen had a two-slide powerpoint on statistics of race in Rikers Island titled "Black and Hispan…
One day, Rikers Island is a cesspool for civil rights violations, the next it's "at the forefront of jail reform."
NYC will end solitary confinement for inmates 21 and under, placing Rikers Island at forefront of jail reform
[1/2] Just a few months ago, it was rumored the NYC would cancel contract with Corizon.
"Violence on Rikers island is caused by conditions on Rikers island" -board member Bobby Cohen
Ending solitary for young adults will put Rikers Island at the forefront of national jail reform efforts.
Cohen's PPT showed stop and frisk statistics by race (85% black and latino) mirrored race statistics of people held on Riker…
read more about the ESH unit here: and here: and here:
Officials adopt plan that would end use of solitary confinement to punish Rikers island inmates 21 yrs old and younger.
What killed Rikers Island inmate Victor Woods? Many questions but no answers via
Bobby Shmurda stabbed to death in rikers island jail By cell mate
Bobby Shmurda stabbed to death in Rikers Island?! What?
Is it true that Bobby Shmurda got killed in Rikers Island!!??
The DOJ in New York has filed a motion in federal court to join a suit against New York City over brutality and civil rights violations against youth in the Rikers Island prison complex.
DOJ to sue over conditions at Island - WSWS
Man I Couldn't Do it Shout Out to All the brother in 7 upper Tho P.O.P Hold It Down! Island
U.S. to sue NYC over rights violations of teen Rikers Island inmates
Proud to announce the end of punitive segregation of adolescent inmates in New York City.
Next Steps on Brutality at Rikers Island: By suing New York City, federal prosecutors are pushing for faster p...
I would rather be gang raped by the inmates of rikers island than have to talk to my ex wife again.
"Next Steps on Brutality at Rikers Island" by THE EDITORIAL BOARD via NYT The New York Times
Meet the union chief pitted against Rikers Island reform. by
When I see a post about the kids at Rikers Island all i can think of is how many are being Raped?? They are so MANY BAD COPS
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Rikers Island prison faces federal lawsuit over 'culture of violence' against teens
Rikers Island prison faces federal lawsuit over ‘culture of violence’ against teens
Feds sue NYC over Rikers Island jail violence
Avast! U.S. sues New York City over treatment of young Rikers Islan
I'll be at Rikers Island tomorrow morning trying to spread light in a dark place...
The Justice Department is planning to sue New York City over the treatment of adolescent inmates on Rikers Island:
Four months after NYW request city releases records detailing applications and partipication at Rikers Island nursery http:…
US Department of Justice to sue New York City over conditions at Rikers Island jail: The D...
US sues NYC over teen treatment at Rikers Island Jail | Al Jazeera America
DOJ Takes Legal Action to Address Pattern or Practice of Excessive Force and Violence at NYC Jails on Rikers Island. http:…
The Justice Dept. to sue Rikers Island for abuses at the jail detailed last August.
De Blasio, on Rikers Island visit, announces end of...
You won't be smiling on Rikers Island...
Feds sue over 'deep-seated culture of violence' in youth lockups at Rikers Island jail
A great prank by would be to lure the City Hall press corps to Rikers Island and then leave them there.
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Thoughts About Us ! I read an interesting post from Martha Hunter about a few grown men riding on the subway bragging about their incarceration experiences. Unfortunately this is not that unusual as many people claim and hold on to their experiences regarding street and thug life. So unfortunate that those guys and so many others have little to remember or share that would be considered positive experiences. This brings me back to over 12 years ago when I sadly was held in a jail cell overnight on a false charge and experienced the communications between 3 younger men on their way to Rikers Island, which is a NYC holding jail with thousands on inmates awaiting sentencing or court cases before in many cases being turned over to New York State Corrections for incarceration at a upstate prison facility. The young men were actually bragging and drooling over what they would do when the bus took them to Rikers. One said he would go straight to the gym to work out. The 2nd said he was going to get some of that ...
Rikers Island guard arrested in death of inmate in hot cell .
Rikers Island guard arrested over death of inmate in 101-degree cell
He died in an overheated prison cell on Rikers Island. She’s charged with lying about having checked on him
Rikers Island guard arrested in death over inmate who ‘baked to death’
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio wants to pledge $130 million over four years to overhaul how the city deals with mentally ill and drug-addicted suspects, hoping to divert more to treatment instead of New York’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex. De Blasio’s plans, to be announced Tuesday, are based on the recommendations of a task force he appointed following a series of reports by The Associated Press detailing problems at Rikers, including the deaths of two inmates suffering from serious mental illness. The reforms are aimed largely at inmates with mental health and substance abuse problems who repeatedly end up in jail on minor offenses because there is nowhere else for them to go. The changes, which do not require city council approval, include offering stepped-up training for police to identify such suspects, using drop-off treatment centers for low-level offenders, and allowing more leeway for judges to order supervised release and treatment instead of jail. They draw on reforms already tri ...
The lawyer for the accused "subway shover" says his client, Kevin Darden,"...is a human being, he is not a monster." The public defender asked,"...the public and the media to refrain from jumping to any conclusions." The prosecution has already concluded that Darden, "Acted without provocation," pushing 61-year old Wai Kuen Kwok onto the tracks at a Bronx subway station where Kwok was crushed by a D-train. Darden who was released from Rikers Island last Friday has been arrested 50-times since 1993 on such charges as attempted arson, assault and a knife-point robbery.
You were the first time offender at Incoming on Rikers Island, I was the guy who did your rectal exam 😍😛😛
Lmao when said was laying on the couch posing to b a model for rikers island on
are those the sheets from the Rikers Island Spring 2014 Collection?
Video of Rikers Island beating should be released, official says
Rikers Island poorly equipped to be treatment center; about 25% of inmates have mentalillnesses
Hard...like Rikers Island bars, hard...like an inmate from Oz*
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safety Jaiquawn Jarrett credits mother, officer at Rikers Island, for success via
Transgender women are 13 times more likely to experience violence in detention than cisgender (nontrans) inmates
Rikers Island plans to open a trans ward.
Transgender women — who were born male but identify as female — will have the voluntary opportunity to move into...
Parker Molloy complains that Rikers Island sets up a special unit for trans inmates. No satisfying trans activists. https…
The doo rags are back, fitted hats, snorkels and furs. Rikers Island buses still packed, what's the word??
Rikers Island to launch unit for inmates, could house up to 35 inmates at any given time -
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Rikers Island to offer separate housing for transgender inmates - New York Post
Rikers Island announces housing unit for transgender inmates
Rikers Island to offer separate housing unit for transgender inmates
Transgender women incarcerated at Rikers Island are getting their own housing unit:
Tighter screening of guards planned after NYC investigation finds how easily they smuggle drugs & weapons to inmates: http:/…
22K worth of contraband smuggled into Rikers by investigator posing as guard:
Posing as Rikers Guard, Investigator Smuggled in Heroin, pills, and razors via
Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island
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Newsday: Probe finds porous security at Rikers Island
A report called on the Correction Department to bolster screening at Rikers Island after an undercover investigator carried over $22,000 worth of drugs and alcohol through employee checkpoints.
A significant commitment to upgrade the physical plant at Rikers is the only answer to this dilemma
This is how easy it is to smuggle contraband into Rikers
Undercover investigator able to smuggle in 250 heroin packets, pills, marijuana and bottle of vodka into Rikers
Razor, drugs, vodka smuggled into Rikers by undercover investigator: report This photo captures the contraband smuggled into the six jail facilities on Rikers Island by the undercover DOI investigator. An undercover investigator managed to smuggle a razor, booze and copious amounts of drugs into the troubled Rikers Island jail even after the city said it had tightened security there, a report released Thursday revealed. A city Department of Investigations staffer masquerading as a correction officer sneaked an impressive array of illicit substances past clueless screeners at six separate Rikers buildings in September, the probe found. The list included 250 glassine envelopes of heroin, a bag with 24 strips of prescription narcotics and two fist-sized bags containing a total of a half-pound of pot. The undercover also smuggled in the razor blade and a 16-ounce clear plastic water bottle filled with 100-proof Pinnacle vodka. DOI estimated a corrupt employee would have made $3,600 in “courier fees” from ...
Probe finds slack security at Rikers Island
Goodbye novelty Far Cry 4 zippo. You survived 3 airports, but not YVR. You'll never pretend to light a cigar again.
The Mysterious North Brother Island between Bronx and Rikers Island, NYC. Recognizable are its abandoned...
New York City jail officials plan tighter screening of guards and other employees after a city investigation found they were easily able to smuggle vodka, heroin, marijuana and razor blades into Rikers Island in exchange for hundreds of dollars in
New York admits 'real problem' at Rikers Island jail after investigation found major security flaws
William Clemons, who has been with the department for 29 years, had been criticized over underreporting of violence at a juvenile facility at Rikers Island.
Rikers Island official, accused of juking the violence stats at the jail, steps down:
Official resigns because Rikers Island is horrible? Was it ever not?
The top corrections official at Rikers Island is stepping down after criticism over underreporting juvenile violence.
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Brooklyn Forensic Link - To assist mentally ill Rikers Island offenders with treatment to transition
Photoset: roomofmine: laughterkey: land-of-propaganda: 3 years in Rikers Island, 2 in solitary confinement,...
A Rikers-bound minibus crashed into a taxi and a minivan, injuring 10
The oldest one out of the crew got sent to Rikers Island he was only 16
A bus bound for Rikers Island hit a taxi, minivan yesterday, injuring 10 by in
A veteran NYC correction official facing criticism over underreporting of violence at Rikers Island will step down.
Fearsome piece on Rikers medieval horror show abuse.Will discuss at our American Justice summit Nov10 http…
Top Uniformed to Step Down "amid criticism over underreporting of at Island."
Rodriguez v. City of New York $8.5 million for Wrongful Death of Jose Santiago at Rikers Island
William Clemons, a 29-year Correction Department veteran, had been criticized over underreporting of violence at...
Officials question care in 15 NY jail deaths - These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that...
Rikers Island slasher may have sliced fellow inmate across face: city records
Inmates with Talent: The Movie. Kind of an American Idol meets Rikers Island.
"The federal government is about to get kicked off Rikers Island." --
BREAKING: The New York City Council has just announced groundbreaking legislation to protect New Yorkers by requiring a judicial warrant for City law enforcement to collaborate with ICE. Under the new legislation, ICE may also no longer maintain offices on Rikers Island, keeping thousands of families from being torn apart. We applaud this victory to expand civil and human rights to ALL New Yorkers with our partners at Make the Road New York.
Rikers Island is eliminating juvenile Now what? | The Center for Investigative Reporting
The commissioner overseeing investigations at Rikers Island resigned:
Our interview with Cecily McMillan, the Occupy activist preparing for a return to Rikers Island:
This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.
Rikers Island's Brutal Treatment of Juvenile Inmates Is ‘Inspired by Lord of the Flies,’ Says Dept. of Justice:
New York City's Department of Correction routinely violates the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex by tolerating a "culture of violence" that permits the savage beating of young inmates, according to a federal report released on Monday.
The government said the New York City Department of Correction had violated the civil rights of young men at Rikers Island, failing to pr...
Rept on abuse of teens on NYC Rikers Island = same kids served by NYC Reminder of limits of
Inquiry cites culture of violence against teen inmates at Rikrs Island
Report: widespread violence against teen inmates by COs at Rikers. Kids asking to go to ad-seg for own protection.
The damning report from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is just the latest indictment of the city’s operation of Rikers Island — a house of horrors home to the unwarranted physical abuse of inmates, the gross mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners and a level of neglect so inhumane that apathy has led t…
As if it's a surprise that one of the most criminal "law" enforcement organizations in the country doesn't run...
DOJ finds 'deep-seated culture of violence' at Rikers Island via
The rising violence by Rikers Island correction officers, especially on mentally ill inmates
Cruelty to adolescents at Rikers Island will ruin the lives of thousands: expert - New Yor...
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Rikers Island's cycle of violence violates teen inmates' constitutional rights: DOJ
As reported in the New York Times, New York City's Department of Investigation is reviewing 129 cases of assault on Rikers Island inmates by correction officers at the prison in 2013. [1] The 30 investigators working on the case have uncovered evidence leading to the arrests of a captain and eight c…
Inquiry cites 'culture of violence' against teen inmates at Rikers Island
"Unnecessary and excessive force" used on teenage inmates at Rikers (Photo: Richard Perry/NYT)
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office released the findings of a more than two-year study of Rikers Island that found the jails to be an extremely violent and unsafe place for adolescent inmates...
.Please come down *** Rikers Island management. The abuse report sickens me. How do we live in a city that allows this?
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday a multi-year investigation of New York City’s Rikers Island jail has found a pattern of conduct that violates the constitutional rights of adolescent male inmates.
Russell Simmons practices what he preaches with his prepaid debit card, RushCard national anti-violence initiative. LL Cool J showed up to support Simmons at Rikers Island as he launched the progra...
Stacey Dash has a bone to pick with Kanye West, and if she had her way, he’d be at New York City’s Rikers Island jail. The Clueless actress-turned-Fox News talking head expressed her displeasure over West’s recent rant at London’s Wireless Festival on July 5. During his break from rapping,...
Stacey Dash to Kanye West: Go to Rikers Island to find out what rape really is - Reality TV World via
to the dreamers “For Kanye to say ‘rape,’ maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island,”...
theGRIO REPORT - Stacey Dash slams Kanye West's for complaining about being followed around by the paparazzi, and said he should go to Rikers Island and experience being raped...
Stacey Dash raised eyebrows this week when she commented on Kanye West's rape comparisons by saying he should "go to Rikers Island" to "know what rape is" -- see what she had to say!
Rikers Island officers beat handcuffed inmate after Hurricane Sandy, lied about it later: prosecutors
How poorly we treat mentally ill persons in prison. Rikers Island inmate died after seven days alone cell
on set of Law & Order SVU playing a Rikers Island corrections officer in 2010
Mentally ill Rikers Island inmate, Bradley Ballard, dies from a bodily infection after spending a week alone in his cell.
Rikers Island inmate died after 7 days alone in NYC cell Mentally ill people being punished/tortured/murdered
“Rikers Island inmate dies after 7 days in cell: report 
Mentally ill Rikers Island prisoner died after 7 days alone in cell, deprived of some of his medication, AP finds:
Another inmate at Rikers Island died in his jail cell.
NEW YORK (AP) — After a mentally ill Bradley Ballard made a lewd gesture to a female guard at the Rikers Island jail, he was locked in his cell alone for seven increasingly agitated days in which he was denied some of his medication, clogged his toilet so that it overflowed, stripped off his clothes…
Speaking to some inmates today at Rikers Island about making a positive changes in their lives. Thanks to the people at Peace Is A LIFE Style.
Back in March, the Associated Press reported on the case of Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill veteran who left to "bake to death" in his overheated Rikers Island cell. On Thursday, the news service ran another story about a mentally ill inmate dying at the New York prison after not receiving proper...
Cecily McMillan is an Occupy protester who was seized from behind by a goon thug cop–a goon thug with a long record of abuse of authority–by her boobs. One was badly bruised. Cecily McMillan’s elbow reflexively and instinctively came up, and Cecily was arrested for assaulting a goon thug. The goon thug was not arrested for sexually assaulting a young woman. False arrests of this sort are common in the US. Indeed, they are more common than justified arrests. The police and the courts are completely corrupted institutions that reek of injustice and evil. Cecily was locked up in Rikers Island without bail by the judge who sees his role as protecting the abuse of police and prosecutorial power. The judge would not allow evidence in behalf of Cecily to be presented to the jury. Nevertheless, the jurors, or 75% of them, understood that something was wrong and although they were coerced into convicting the young woman they sent a letter to the judge requesting that no prison time be imposed on Cecily. Neve ...
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..Today or whenever The Jakes come I'll be GoinG to knockout 15 days on the Rikers Island... Not even stressin..
Dorothy Abernathy, The Associated Press bureau chief for West Virginia and Virginia, shares the 10 things you need to know Thursday, May 22, 2014. Look for full stories on these late-breaking news items, upcoming events and stories in West Virginia newspapers. 1. AP EXCLUSIVE: NUKE SECURITY FAILED CRUCIAL DRILL Armed security forces at a Montana missile base were unable to regain control of a nuclear weapon in a simulation of a hostile takeover of the launch silo. 2. IN NYC JAIL, UNINTENDED DEATH SENTENCES Experts say Bradley Ballard's death after seven days in Rikers Island jail is only the latest example of how poorly equipped the city's jail system is to handle the mentally ill, coming five months before another inmate suffocated in an overheated cell. 3. MARKETPLACE BOMBING KILLS 31 IN RESTIVE CHINESE REGION The latest act of violence in Xinjiang involved two SUVs loaded with explosives that plowed through shoppers in a busy street. 4.ALMOST HALF OF AMERICANS INDIFFERENT ABOUT MIDTERM VOTE Who cares w ...
In February, Jerome Murdough, 56, a mentally ill homeless man who had been arrested on a trespassing charge, died in an overheated cell after being left alone for hours. Rikers Island. USA 2014
Just came home back in the town jail is wack *** act hard but telling love my wife I'm home turn up family on my mind freedom rings rikers island can't hold a ***
At New York’s Rikers Island jail, hundreds of minors spend long stretches locked in solitary confinement, despite evidence that it can lead to mental illness and suicide.
FUN FACT: obviously the inmates were getting me STONED in Writer's, er, RIKERS Island. But DID YOU KNOW that they make hooch too? They just took the oranges, pineapple mulch, bread, and sugar packets, put it in a plastic tub, and within a WEEK we was getting BUZZED! However, it's not that common to have inmates making hooch. Weed is far more prevalent. Plus, inmates pretend to be on heroin ('keep') to get Methadone pills, which they sell in exchange for junk food.
I think our AP Rikers Island is in this episode.
It costs $168,000 a year, per prisoner at Rikers Island...apparently crime pays for some people
Did you know there is an edible garden for inmates on Rikers Island in New York? Reoffending has dropped to 6% for those involved!! Compare that to 29% recidivism rate for those who don't garden!! Check out some more successful prison gardens in the link below. "These types of programs not only enhance the environment by increasing the green:asphalt ratio, but growing food near prison sites improves the nutritional intake of the inmates, as well as trains them for green jobs when they get out—a track that when followed has been proven to reduce the rate at which former inmates return to prison. One study in San Francisco showed that 29 percent of prisoners were re-arrested within four months of their release, while only 6 percent of those who partook in a gardening program were re-arrested."
There is a rap called rikers island!
An inmate at Rikers Island who was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a fight with another inmate died hours later as he was being returned to the jail, New York City officials said.The inmate, whose name was not released pending family ...
Rikers island scare face for life in you tube
SI News from Douglas 'Teflon Tom' doesn't face felony charges after alleged abduction, but he's still shipped to Rikers Island
Yesterday, Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan was found guilty of felony assault of a police officer, and was immediately sent to jail on Rikers Island to await sentencing. The 25-year old grad student was not offered bail. She faces seven years in prison.
more thugs headed to jail Occupy passifist gets Rikers Island prison term for assault via
I reacted in mad anger about the Cecily McMillan conviction yesterday. Partially because I was charged with the same thing many years ago during the LES squatter rebellion and her lawyer Marty Stolar got the charges dropped and what happened to her brought the anger of it all back. Before taking any big action on her case we should probably wait for the sentencing so we don't give them a reason to give her the max time in jail. That said, I am thinking ,and a non violent civil disobedience blockade of the main road into Rikers Island might be pretty effective and it would definitely send a strong message to the police state and the new mayor.
Rikers Island, where inmate died from heat, had a known heating problem.
In memorandum of my grandmother, my aunt Nidy, cousin Nadia, my god sister Ediri Okiti, baby girl Denise Bowers, godmother Xenia, the Monte PICU and NICU, Caron James, Mary Mitchell, Lena Jacobs and the rest of the Rikers Island super powers, HAPPY NURSES WEEK.underpaid and underappreciated. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!
Jail where a mentally ill inmate 'baked to death' knew about heating problem
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Yo I just found out my grandpa designed the blueprints for all the electric locks and alarm systems and set up everything in Rikers Island!
EXCLUSIVE: Inmate assaults on Rikers Island correction officers nearly double as shocking video emerges Attacks on uniformed Rikers staff resulting in seriou...
Report: Holiday delayed work to fix heat at Rikers Island: Jail officials asked for an excessive-he...
Jail Where Inmate ‘Baked to Death’ Had Known Heating Problem: Jail authorities knew of an heating problem and ...
The judge denied McMillan bail until her sentencing on May 19th, and she was sent to Rikers Island! WOW!
Cecily McMillan is right now in Rikers Island.
a mural designed by women incarcerated at Rikers Island and painted on an East Harlem wall by their children, who, in turn, designed a mural for their mothers to paint inside a building at Riker
All the Lions and wolves on Rikers Island got the wire that dude coming in kicked a harmless cat.Cruelty no joke in jail...
It's getting bloodier to be a Rikers Island correction officer.
Rikers Island being a jail, just detains, while prisons get the convicted, but still as our union states "We patrol the most dangerous streets of the city"! To all that still work there, Remember you're to go home to your love ones at the end of your tours! Stay Safe!
Teenage boy comes up to me and says I need a date for my hs prom will you go with me I told him no I can't I'm to old and he was like awww man OK thanks anyway I felt bad lol but I'm not sitting in rikers island for nobody. hopefully I didn't hurt his pride cause I'm sure that took courage plus it was cute.
In 1993 I was 12 y.o. looking like I was 20 and in C-76 at Rikers Island because I got popped with four onions of piff in Washington Square and lied about my age. But that was just that year. So all you wannabes from around my way who question my realness shut your face or say it directly to mine.
Did a shoot yesterday inside Rikers Island prison. The whole time I'm looking at all those cells, barb wire fences and I'm asking myself how do people get use to that. I've been to Alcatraz before and much like that prison it sits in a large body of water with no chance of escape. I also kept thinking about all the hard rock kids who needed to see the things I saw first hand. Maybe it could set them straight!
Happy 2nd anniversary to the *** who stole my hardwork, my first mission of promise, will n left me needle picked slowly leaking. Today is the day. The police located your azz. Sending u to sit with uncertainty. I purchased a cupcake with a candle. I lit it. I helped u blow out the candle n made a wish for u as well. I closed my eyes n wished " u were found hanging this morning" or stabbed to death while u were sleep". Happy Anniversary, Heathcliff Deferitas...OBC 3W. RIKERS ISLAND
I don't know if this applies nationwide but to all my correctional officer friends take note of this. A note was intercepted at Rikers Island correctional facility in New York that all Blood gang members will stage assaults tomorrow 5/1/14!!! Please everyone watch each others six and stay safe!!!
I Survived Prison: What Really Happens Behind Bars * what awaits white collar criminals when they enter prison,. * I'm rolling up to Rikers Island, a notoriously violent prison in New York City, on a bus with about a dozen other women. My wrist is handcuffed to a lifelong drug addict whose stomach is distended from fibroids, she tells me. One of the ladies clearly hasn't bathed for weeks, and the smell is unbearable. Simply boarding this bus was a feat in itself. If you think it sounds challenging to round up a group of hyperactive third-graders for a field trip, you should've seen the guards trying to get a bunch of loud-mouthed, drugged-out, furious female convicts to shut up, stand in line, and get on the bus. A plain, redbrick building looms before me. I'm about to become a prisoner in a massive penitentiary, and I feel an overwhelming sense of dread. I'm surrounded by people who have been here before, who know the system, who know how to work the guards. But I know nothing. I'm thinking, I have to ge ...
An assistant district attorney was verbally berated and banished from a Bronx judge’s courtroom after failing to reveal evidence that would have freed a man held at Rikers Island on bogus rape charges, The News has learned.
Mr. Seabrook's argument 2 prevent reform from taking place in Rikers Island is shortsighted
I'm shocked their aren't Pokemon on Rikers Island on google maps because there's for sure some there in real life.
Here we go again NYDC HomeSections New York Post EXCLUSIVE METRO Rikers guards kept from rescuing a comrade — to avoid lawsuits By Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding March 25, 2014 | 9:12pm Modal Trigger Barbed wire fences surround a building on Rikers Island. Photo: Reuters Rikers Island officers were ordered to just stand by and watch as a colleague got savagely beaten by a mob of inmates — because correction supervisors feared getting hit with criminal charges, The Post has learned. About 15 violent jailbirds pummeled the unidentified victim inside the Anna M. Kross Center on Saturday, sources said. Other correction officers immediately responded to the unprovoked attack, but were ordered not to intervene, the sources said. “The captains gave the officers a direct order to not use force to break up the assault; meanwhile, an officer was right in front of them being attacked,” a source said. “That would’ve been a green light to destroy the inmates, but out of fear of indictment, the captains sai ...
Rikers Island guard arrested for ignoring pleas of dying inmate who swallowed toxic soap, FBI says:
An inmate baked to death in his cell at Rikers Island recently. Baked to death. “The degree of civilization in...
A news report has raised questions about how New York City jail officials handle at-risk inmates after a troubled 56-year-old former Marine was found dead in a Rikers Island cell where the temperature at one point had reportedly exceeded 100 degrees.
Is contributing to rise in violence on Island? -
Mentally-ill homeless man found dead in overheated Rikers Island cell, family says he was "baked to death":
As violent crime declines in New York, mayhem surges in the Rikers Island prison
When you lay your head on your soft pillow tonight in your nice, warm toasty home, you should remember 56-year old Jerome Murdough, former Marine who was homeless and mentally ill and died in Rikers Island in NYC. Why was he at Rikers? On a cold night, he chose to sleep in the stairwell of a building and he was arrested for trespassing. A lot of people see the homeless person on the street and think "bum" but you have no idea what that person has been through in their life. People are homeless for all kinds of reasons. Nobody ever thinks it will happen to them. Do you think when he was just a kid, Jerome Murdough ever thought it would happen to him? And that he would die because of it? Give that some thought.
Veteran arrested 4 trespassing while trying to find a warm place, baked to death in Rikers.
Another example of difficulties facing mentally ill in Rikers Island. Homeless former marine dies in custody
Rikers Island inmate 'baked to death' in cell, Family says
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A WAR VETERAN ALLOWED TO 'BAKE TO DEATH' IN A NEW JERSEY JAIL CELL. What happens when a homeless man with mental issues is arrested by insensitive New Jersey Police Officers, thrown in a jail cell, and completely forgotten about for hours? An innocent, mentally sick, human being DIES. 56 year old Jerome Murdough was arrested by police for trespassing, (sleeping at night in a warm stairwell with freezing temperatures outside) and placed in an observation unit for inmates with mental illness on Rikers island. Trespassing? Everyone knows about the antarctic, blizzard like conditions that hit the East and North East this winter. And, who can fault a homeless man for finding a pocket of warmth in a building stairwell? Rikers Island? This jail has long been under scrutiny and has had MANY issues since opening it's doors after a Dutch settlers sold it in 1884 for $180,000. It has been used as a prison ever since. In May 2013, Rikers Island ranked as one of the ten worst prisons in the United States, based on rep ...
Awful: inmate that died was homeless former Marine, arrested for trying to find shelter
A former Marine and mentally ill homeless man was found dead in his overheated cell in Rikers Island (...)
A city inmate was "baked to death" in an overheated jail cell at Rikers Island last month, according to a report from the Associated Press.
NYC inmate Jerome Murdough 'baked to death' in Rikers Island cell
Rikers Island man baked to death.. and that was before he even got to jail..
Turning a blind eye to the mental health needs of those brushed up into prison system = NOT OK.
Is solitary confinement contributing to a surge in violence on Rikers Island?
Deblasio's New York doesn't look much different does it?.
- This is how NYC by criminalizing homeless veterans!
This Rikers Island death occurred last month and they are just now launching an investigation?
Not a good news day for Rikers Island and Corrections Department: (earlier:
Tragedies like this are too common... man incarcerated on dies of overheating
Felton made that 3 from Rikers Island lol
.on a homeless former Marine who was found dead in an overheated cell at Rikers Island:
Rikers Island is less a jail than a place where New York sends mentally ill people to get beaten by state officials: http:/…
Mentally-ill inmate at Rikers Island dies after baking to death in a room that surpassed 100 degrees. Very sad.
Rikers Island..Pretty sure your Mom banged everybody there back in the 70's.
Inmate at Rikers Island 'basically baked to death' in 100+ degree room: report - New York Daily News
Homeless veteran 'baked to death' in Rikers Island jail cell that overheated to more than 100°
Report: New York man 'basically baked to death' in Rikers Island jail - Los Angeles Times
The story of Jerome Murdough breaks my heart. But I'm gonna vent and say everything that bothers me about this situation -a former marine who once served his country was failed by the same ppl he protected ! -the fact that he was arrested for trespassing and sleeping in a stairwell in one of the most brutal winters EVER documented -the fact that rikers island was aware he was mentally ill. -his cell was over 100 degrees and he was supposed to be monitored every 15 minutes and he was left unmonitored for four hours -the fact that ppl are saying he deserved to be arrested ! In the city we live in with no existing middle class. Please understand that the good Lord giveth and he takes it away as well ! Always count your blessings because one day you too can be homeless and lose everything ! God will bring you down to your knees if you refuse to be humble!!! People are so quick to judge when they dunno what a hard life is !
Vet with mental illness dies in NYC's Rikers' Island jail, in cell with temperature over 100 degrees.
I knew Rikers was tough just not this tough...
The *** Americans built for themselves on Rikers Island:
Tune into Channel 1, NY 1. NOW! Discussing Rikers Island and the need for better mental health treatment & more awareness in this facility. State must allocate more money for the seriously mentally ill.
What's behind the surge in violence at New York City's Rikers Island? Experts say heavy use of solitary confinement may be contributing: (Illustration by Anna Vignet)
Rikers Island continues to create trouble for residents of two South Bronx neighborhoods. Felony assaults have nearly doubled in Hunts Point and Longwood this year thanks to a spike in violent crime at the jail in the middle of the East River, records show.
Mentally ill homeless vet 'baked to death' in scorching 100+°F NYC jail cell: According to four unnamed city officials, 56-year-old James Murdough reportedly did not open a vent in his cell that would’ve allowed for cool air to flow in and lower the temperature, something most inmates did. The officials also stated that no one checked on Murdough’s condition for hours, which constitutes a violation of standard procedure. Originally placed on Rikers Island for observation purposes, Murdough reportedly took anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medicine. He was previously charged with trespassing, and was located in the prison unit responsible for handling those with mental illnesses. The officials stated that Murdough’s medication potentially made him more susceptible to heat, while early reports from the autopsy conducted suggest he died of extreme dehydration or heat stroke. The medical examiner’s office, however, officially stated that further tests were necessary in order to pinpoint the cause of de ...
New from Alberta: Inmate ‘baked to death’ in overheated cell at Rikers Island (Calgary Herald)
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The inmate was 56-year-old Jerome Murdough and he was a prisoner in the observation unit of Rikers Island due to his mental illness. He had been charged with trespassing and arrested which led to his being placed in the observation ward.
Via Associated Press: A mentally ill inmate of New York City's Rikers Island jail 'basically baked to death' last month in his cell.
At Rikers Island, the use of force by correction officers has risen dramatically even though inmate populations have decreased during the same period. 40% of Rikers' inmates are mentally ill. Read more: Via The New York Times
How did this happen? A homeless veteran "baked" to death inside his cell at Rikers Island last month. The details:
The tragic death of Philip Seymour Hoffman is still under investigation… Which is prompting one of the alleged heroin dealers who was arrested following the actor's passing to speak out. Robert Vineberg, reaching press from Rikers Island where he is currently being held on felony drug possession...
In a jailhouse interview on Rikers Island, Robert Vineberg, a jazz musician and fellow junkie, denied selling Hoffman the drugs that killed him but said the pair were friends.
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