Rikers Inmates Prepared Turkey Dinners For Needy From Harlem To Mid-Town

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, NYC Department of Correction Officers, staff, inmates and chefs from the Department of Education who taught the inmates food preparation at two jails on Rikers Island Continue Reading →

Columbia Students And Rikers Inmates Create A Bot

Not long ago, a team from Harlem’s Columbia University set out to build an automated Twitter bot in a place with no Internet access—part of a 12-hour class for people Continue Reading →

Harlem Ex-Rikers Guard, Served Time For Drugs And ‘Copstitute’

A disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues Continue Reading →

Giving New Meaning To Slavery-Related Artwork From Harlem To The Hudson

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and New York Historical Society,

Mayor de Blasio And BOC Chair Jennifer Jones Austin Announce Working Group To End Punitive Segregation

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio and Board of Correction Chair Jennifer Jones Austin announced the formation of a working group to eliminate punitive segregation in the New York City jail Continue Reading →