This page is designed to be a resource for information regarding Rikers Island. Along with the history of the facility itself, you’ll also find a detailed map of the facility with tips for getting in and out as easily as possible. Rikers Online will also help to ease the process for family members of those incarcerated who face various issues in visiting loved ones and providing them with support. Most importantly, this site is here to help you file a NOTICE OF CLAIM or a PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM FORM (different terms for the same thing) against the City of New York should you or a loved one have been a victim of negligence, assault, or the use of contraband against you.
The site will also discuss manners in which inmates can file claims for injuries sustained while incarcerated, or claims against correction officers for misconduct. For those having issues with bail bondsmen or in need of representation for criminal offenses, this site can also steer you in the right direction. Further, if you or a loved one has been assaulted, slashed, beaten, cut, or suffered any form of abuse at the hands of Rikers correctional officers or gang members while incarcerated, please fill out the form to the right immediately. Did you have a slip and fall (slip & fall) while incarcerated due to the negligence of the DOC or general state of disrepair at the facility? If so, please fill out the form to the right immediately. You only have 90 days from the date of incident or can be forever barred if it is not filed in time or filed correctly. But we are here to help! Just fill out the form and we will walk you through it, no catch, no cost, just to help.
This site is free to visit and browse and the creators take great pride in providing a home base for both inmates and family members who have questions that need to be answered. You don’t have to feel helpless anymore while your loved ones are locked up, come here for guidance on how to get them home safe.