The East Flatbush rapper pleaded not guilty to charges that his girlfriend brought him a knife in jail.
Kate Mulgrew of "Orange is the New Black" is helping her alma mater serve the Rikers community.
The reforms include heightened surveillance and new rules for when officers can use force on inmates.
The population has held in the 9,000s this year, a DOC spokesman said.
The East Flatbush rappers, who are facing dozens of gun and drug charges, are due back in court in June.
The new rule also caps solitary confinement time to no more than 30 days consecutive for all inmates.
Inmate Victor Woods was being held on a drug charge when he went into convulsions, authorities said.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement that his office was prepared to take legal action.
Carlos Mercado died after lapsing into a coma on Aug. 24, 2013, according to court documents.
Bradley Ballard died after being locked alone in his cell for seven days, advocates say.
The city DOC's overtime cap is 57 hours a month, nearly twice what it was in 2010.
Gristina's upstate farm — and her court-ordered ankle bracelet — lost power during Sandy.
Police returned to the West Broadway storefront where Etan Patz's confessed killer once worked.
This week, inmates on Rikers Island will help to prepare Thanksgiving dinners for two churches on the Upper East Side.
Harrison David, 20, a former Columbia University student, was sentenced to six months jail for selling cocaine.
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