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Rikers Crisis Demands Federal Receiver

By: Editorial Staff via Novonite Like a fire out of control, the crisis continues in New York City’s prison system, especially on Rikers Island. So far this year, 18 people have died in the city’s prisons – the highest number since 2013, when twice as many people were behind bars there. The New York Times […]

Rikers Island to remain in NYC’s control

By; Sharon Crowley via FOX5 NEW YORK – New York City will, at least for now, retain control over Rikers Island thanks to a recent ruling. Lawyers representing a group of detainees at the jail had once again pushed for a federal takeover, but a federal judge decided to allow the city to have more time to reform Rikers. The […]