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East Elmhurst »

Rikers Population Falls Below 10,000 For First Time in Decades

The population has held in the 9,000s this year, a DOC spokesman said.

Civic Center »

Corizon Responsible for 'Breakdowns' in Jail Health Care: Report

The Department of Investigation spent six months reviewing the jail health care operator.

Hunts Point »

Drug-Sniffing Dogs to Inspect Rikers Staff for Contraband, DOC Says

The reform comes in the wake of a Department of Investigation report that found problems with smuggling.

Hunts Point »

Rikers Inmate Dies After Being Denied Food, Water and Medicine, Suit Says

Bradley Ballard, who suffered from schizophrenia and diabetes, died in his cell in September 2013.

Hunts Point »

Rikers Jail Medical Provider Let Inmate Die From Diabetic Coma, Suit Says

Carlos Mercado died after lapsing into a coma on Aug. 24, 2013, according to court documents.

South Bronx »

Sexed-Up Correction Officers Getting Busy in the Big House, Lawsuit Says

A new lawsuit claims that sex among city correction officers on Rikers Island is "rampant."

Manhattan »

Manhattan Prison Guard Charged With Phoning Inmate

Rosalyn Wilkes, 43, pleaded not guilty to charges she chatted to her gang-member boyfriend while on duty.