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…

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…

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…

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…

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/