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…

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…

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…

Claims against COs doubled in 2014. Why?

So this statistic, according to this New York Times article talks about the recent doubling of claims (to learn how to file a notice of claim against the City or Rikers Island, click here) against corrections officers in Rikers Island, OBCC in particular. This begs the question, why? Is it because the amount of CO on…

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/