Violence at Rikers Increases

This recent article in the NY Times highlights an increase in violence at Rikers by stating: “In New York, gangs have fueled an increase in violence at the city’s jails. In the 2015 fiscal year, there were 108 stabbings and slashings of inmates in city jails — most of which involved a gang member as…

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Victim of violence on Rikers?

This recent NY Daily News article here  discusses the increase in violence on rikers island (including slashings and gang related attacks) despite more money than ever being pumped into fixing it. This is evidence that Rikers needs a complete system overhaul. Closing it down will not fix any of this (in fact, once can argue it…

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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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Sexual assault while at Rikers Island

Sexual assault while at Rikers Island Sexual assault while at rikers island happens to many incarcerated people every year. We are here to help. You don’t need to be a victim any longer. As you can see from this very recent news article: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Rikers-Island-New-York-City-NYC-Guard-Accused-of-Sex-Assault-Facebook-Posts-390343251.html  sexual assaults do happen and not only to women. In fact, women make…

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Rikers Island violence investigated by DOC

Rikers Island violence investigated by DOC (department of corrections). Recently Rikers Island Violence has been investigated due to a DOC Department of Corrections oversight board have clashed over how to deal with certain inmates. Rikers Island violence scrutinized by department of corrections How to deal with certain inmates has been a big issue for the DOC (department of…

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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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Rikers CO Charged with Rape – has this happened to you?

Rikers CO Charged with Rape A Rikers CO was recently charged with rape. According to this news article (http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/rikers-island-guard-pleads-not-guilty-raping-female-inmate-article-1.2767574) a Jose Cosme, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday to first-degree rape, sexual abuse and other charges for forcing a prisoner to have sex with him inside the Rose M. Singer Center housing unit, the Bronx District Attorney’s…

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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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Man sues Rikers Island for CO-inmate collusion

It is unfortunately not unheard of for the corrections officers in Rikers Island to team up with inmates. They do this for numerous reasons. Some times, the COs are affiliated with the same gang that the inmate is in. Sometimes, the inmate’s friends/family is getting the CO money on the outside. Sometimes, the CO just…

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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 news 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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