By Eric Adams When I came into office as the 110th Mayor, there was no question that the city’s main jail, Rikers Island, was in serious need of reform and repair.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Correction (DOC) Commissioner Louis A. Molina today announced that over 2,700 weapons and contraband have been recovered from Rikers Island since the end of February.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today signed Executive Order 16, creating an interagency task force that formalizes the whole-of-government approach the Adams administration.
By Michael McQuillan A padlocked public park at City Hall permits pigeons to petition the Mayor who cast himself as underdogs’ defender.
New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement after touring Rikers Island jail complex.
Today the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers Island.
We love love, love positive and moving stories that show how individuals and organizations step up to provide services beyond their usual mission.
The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) today, on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the NYC Department of Correction (DOC), released a Notice of Intent (NOI) for the City’s Borough-Based Jails Program.
Today, the New York City Council approved the closing of Rikers Island, and the construction of four borough-based facilities throughout the city.
NY Daily News reports that visitors to Rikers Island have two new free travel options courtesy of the Correction Department.
Here are the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito words: A year ago, I made a promise to overhaul New York City’s criminal justice system and make New York a more fair and just city for all New Yorkers.
Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing.
The city’s $2.25M settlement of a wrongful death suit filed by the family of Herman Diaz, 52, led local news last week.
Since 2014, HWM has been reporting on Rikers Island, which is why it was great to hear about authors Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau’s new book “Rikers: An Oral History.”
Edgardo Mejias, 39, became the 19th person to die in 2022 in the City of New York’s custody at Rikers Island Sunday night, setting a deadly record for the facility.