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Hunts Point »

Corrections Boss Wants 'Time Out' for Rikers Inmates Instead of Solitary

Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte laid out a list of proposed reforms for Rikers.

Hunts Point »

Felony Assaults Up By Almost 60 Percent in City Jails, Stats Show

As of Aug. 10, the number of felony assaults had risen by 58 percent compared to last year.

Hunts Point »

Dozens Of Rikers Inmates Sprayed With Chemical for Breaking New Curfew

The curfew was instituted in order to control violence at the troubled jail complex.

Civic Center »

Rikers Island Fosters 'Unchecked Cycle of Violence' Against Teens, Feds Say

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's report found alarming treatment of incarcerated adolescents at Rikers.

Hunts Point »

City Investigating 129 Cases of Assaults on Rikers Inmates

The review is part of the DOI's broader probe into corruption and violence at Rikers.

Midtown East »

City Correction Officers Need Tolerance Training, Union Says

The city should pay millions for training on dignity and judgment, the union said.

Forest Hills »

Corrections Officer Arrested for Having Sex With 16-Year-Old Girl, DA Says

Giovanny Campos, 41, met a teen girl at a Christmas Eve party and later had sex with her, the DA said.

Claremont »

Correction Officer Arrested for Fighting With Police, NYPD Says

Gustavo Milton was arrested for fighting police who were handcuffing his girlfriend, the NYPD said.

Woodside »

Correction Officer Arrested for Shooting His Teenage Son in Woodside: Cops

Police say Robert Smalls is facing charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Brownsville »

Corrections Officer Arrested For Raping and Assaulting Woman, Cops Say

Eddie Colon, 43, was arrested in Brownsville Wednesday morning, police said.

Mott Haven »

Correction Officers to be Charged in Alleged Beating of Inmate

Nine current and one former city Department of Correction employees are expected to be charged Wednesday.

St. Albans »

Correction Officer Arrested After Domestic Dispute, Cops Say

Latessha Govan, 37, got into a dispute with her husband and was arrested Thursday morning, cops said.

Elmhurst »

Inmate Bites Correction Officer in Rikers Island Fight

Eight Department of Correction officers were hurt in two fights on Rikers Island, officials said.

University Heights »

Correction Officer Arrested for DWI in The Bronx, Police Say

Lorenzo Brown, 35, was charged with DWI for the incident early Saturday morning.

New York City »

City Asked to Let Families Visit Massive Hart Island Graveyard

Hart Island is the city's Potters Field, but little is known about who's buried there.

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