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…

Downgrading unfavorable violent statistics at Rikers Island

Downgrading unfavorable violent statistics at Rikers Island – often claimed but finally proven! Downgrading unfavorable violent statistics rikers island There has been a downgrading unfavorable violent statistics at rikers island. NY Daily News wrote an exclusive article about the “purging” or downgrading of statistics in Rikers Island. What does this mean? What it means is simple.…

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…

Excessive force and assaults impact us – Shooting

This link shows the graphic footage of a live stream. Its about the excessive force of an officer. It’s from a woman shooting a video recording while in the ordeal. An officer shot her husband four times. This is a sad and tragic event. Unfortunately it’s not rare. Licensed or not we simply have too many guns in…

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…

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,…