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Rikers inmate dies two days after positive COVID test, with no family farewell despite last-minute compassionate release

“He called me, told me, ‘Yo, my brother, I tested positive for COVID, I don’t think I’m going to make…

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New York

Another Rikers Death Comes Same Day Man Is Granted Compassionate Release

New York City officials have confirmed another death of a detainee in the city’s jail system as the crisis at…

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New York

Rikers Death Pushes Toll in N.Y.C. Jails to 13 This Year

Mr. Mercado’s brother, Ray Rivera, 65, said that his family could not raise enough money for his bail and was…

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New York

Amid Chaos at Rikers, Women and Transgender People to Be Transferred

Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced that women and transgender people held at the Rikers…

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New York

Recent Rikers Island Detainee On Conditions At Troubled Jail: ‘It Seems As If Violence Is The Only Thing People Respect’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than 200 women incarcerated on Rikers Island, including trans women, will be transferred to state-run…

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New York

More than 200 women and transgender Rikers Island inmates to be moved to state-run jails

230 detainees will be temporarily transferred to the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and the Taconic Correctional Facility in Westchester. Both…

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USA

At least 9 Rikers inmates recently freed by Gov. Hochul have been rearrested

At least nine Rikers Island inmates recently given a Get Out of Jail Free card by Gov. Hochul have been…

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New York

Rikers Island hires former NYPD Chief of Operations to rein in dire conditions

In response, de Blasio has announced that NYPD officers and private security would be brought in to relieve the burden,…

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New York

Rikers officers will sue NYC over private security push: union head

“As we have people go back to the doctors and get reevaluated, the majority of them are going to come…

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New York

State Assembly Committee To Meet On Deteriorating Conditions, Deaths At Rikers Island

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A state assembly committee will hold a hearing Friday on conditions at Rikers Island. The meeting…

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