Rikers Island

Lil Wayne Facing Up to Ten Years in Prison on Gun Charges

Lil Wayne faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. On Tuesday, TMZ reported that the U.S. Attorney for… Read More

November 17, 2020

Meek Mill’s REFORM Alliance Unveils Coronavirus Prison Prevention Policy

The plan comes at a time when prison populations throughout the country are at risk of spreading COVID-19. Meek Mill's… Read More

March 19, 2020

NYC Approves Plan To Close Rikers Island By 2026

However, in its absence will be the creation of four new jails placed throughout four of the five boroughs. New… Read More

October 17, 2019

Paul Manafort, Trump’s Former Campaign Chairman, To Be Sent To Rikers Island

The 70-year-old will likely be held in solitary confinement. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is being sent to Rikers… Read More

June 4, 2019

New York City Considering Building A 40-Story Prison In Manhattan As Part Of Rikers Shutdown Plan

New York City is considering opening a new jail right in lower Manhattan as a part of a plan to… Read More

August 6, 2018

Gang Members Accused Of Killing Bronx Teen ‘Junior’ Are Receiving Death Threats At Rikers Island

Three of the men accused of brutally murdering Bronx teenager Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz currently have an entire unit to themselves at Rikers Island… Read More

July 6, 2018

Rikers Inmate Viciously Beaten By Correction Officers Receives $3.9 Million Settlement

A former Rikers Island inmate who was brutally beaten by officers at the facility back in 2012, has won a… Read More

April 4, 2018

Bronx Teen Pedro Hernandez Released From Rikers Island

Pedro Hernandez has been released from Rikers Island. In a report from the New York Daily News, the 17-year-old was… Read More

August 3, 2017

Bronx Teen Refuses To Accept Plea Deal, Remains At Rikers

The incident is being compared to what happened with Kalief Browder. Pedro Hernandez is currently incarcerated at Rikers Island for… Read More

July 20, 2017

Man With $2 Bail Spends Five Months At Rikers Island

A man spent five months on Rikers Island without being informed that his bail was only two dollars. In a… Read More

June 29, 2017