Rikers Island

Liza Jessie Peterson Books

Hey, You’re Cool! Liza Jessie Peterson

The poet and actress taught on Rikers for 18 years
Rikers Debate Project Rikers Island Knowledge

Rikers Debate Project Teaches Those In Jail To Advocate For Themselves

And smashes stereotypes in the process
Time The Kalief Browder Story Akeem Browder Tomas Mantilla Features

My Brother’s Keeper: Akeem Browder on Kalief’s Legacy and Shutting Down Rikers

"Kalief started a rallying cry, but it will end with us.”
James Brown Contact6 copy Photography

Contact High: Shooting James Brown At Rikers

The stories behind Diana Mara Henry's iconic shots.
Q100 Salvador Espinoza Rikers Island Art

New Photo Series Captures Human Toll of Visits to Rikers

In Salvador Espinoza's images, those affected speak for themselves
Rikers_Island_Pokemon_Go Features

Rikers Island is a Pokémon Goldmine, Even Has A Rare Pikachu

Gotta catch 'em all
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Bronx Woman Sues NYC Over Abuse and Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island

“Candie Hailey’s treatment by correction officers at Rikers Island was less than inhumane and invokes images of slavery."
rikers island inmate News

Rikers Island Inmate Commits Suicide After Psych Evaluation Is Delayed

“He was left to die,” Rikers medical staff said
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Seven Rikers Island Officers Accused of Assault Return to Work

The officers stand accused of breaking an inmate's eye sockets and then trying to cover it up
nicole bartley rikers correction officer News

Female Correction Officer Charged for Raping Male Inmate and Smuggling His Weed

A fool in love has become a fool arrested.
Protest News

Protesters Turn Out to Shut Down Rikers Island

NYPD officers arrived on the scene with police dogs, riot gear, and gas masks and have reportedly already arrested several protest...
Carlos1 Knowledge

Manhattan Man Has Been Held Without Trial at Rikers Island for 7 Years

Taxpayers have paid over a million dollars to keep this man behind bars for a crime that he may not have even committed.
Kalief Browder Rikers Island News

Rest in Peace: Kalief Browder

The justice system claims another young victim.
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Flags of New York: A Flag Day Retrospective of New York City Crews, Gangs and Et...

Learn about some of New York City's most infamous flags.