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.…

Closing down Rikers?

Closing down Rikers Island? So you’ve heard about closing down Rikers? Perhaps, but here is why it may never happen. This article a few days ago here, which discussed the closing of rikers. The City thought the people of Staten Island would be perfectly fine with a min-Rikers Island moving in. Clearly, they are not. The…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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/