City thinking about moving Rikers Island inmates

I’m not sure this is a good idea. And what will they do with the Island? If they found it difficult to gentrify Long Island City, Queens, try getting people to shell out money for a room on Rikers Island.   https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160331/college-point/city-quietly-eying-sites-for-new-jails-replace-rikers-island-sources    

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Medical indifference @ Rikers Island

It is nice to see this is finally getting some media attention. We have seen many, hundreds, of medical indifference claims and they are often looked at suspiciously by the City. At least this somewhat backs up our claims.   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/medical-horrors-continue-rikers-inmates-city-takeover-article-1.2654943

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Rikers forgetting he had paid bail!

These are the types of negligence claims that may be compensable. If this, or something like this, happened to you, please fill out a notice of claim or contact us through the website.   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/queens-man-unaware-2-bail-spends-5-months-rikers-article-1.2656363

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And the conviction……..

A chief and his four subordinates were found guilty of felony charges yesterday related to the planned beating and cover up of an inmate. The next time you think an inmate is making it up, this of this case – and the Gilbert Bacallao case.     http://www.cbsnews.com/news/5-rikers-island-jail-guards-convicted-in-inmates-beating/

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The fascinating history of Rikers (Ryker’s) Island

Taken from Wikipedia: The island is thought to be named after Abraham Rycken,[2] a Dutch settler who moved to Long Island in 1638 and whose descendants owned Rikers Island until 1884, when it was sold to the city for $180,000.[18] The island was used as a military training ground during the Civil War. The first…

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Kalief Browder and the passing of “Kalief’s Law”

For some bizarre reason (although I can speculate a few), there is very little coverage of this most recent law drafted called Kalief’s law. It still needs Senate majority to pass, but will likely be approved. There are almost no news sites covering this major constitutional triumph. There are a few African american demo┬ánews websites…

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Inmate assaults

It is very common for us to get requests regarding loved ones who have been assaulted while incarcerated. The assailant is typically someone of a violent propensity who should have remained in solitary but for whatever reason is not and is thus allowed to commit more acts of violence. If this has happened to you,…

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