Jails replacing Rikers will cost more than a billion each.
Tag: Rikers Island
With the city's notorious lockup set for eventual closure, our team examines the state of – and future of – incarceration in New York.
The latest edition of our TV news magazine looks at people pushing for change – including an ex-inmate who's lobbying for prison reform and a victim of childhood sex abuse who's leading the charge to extend the statute of limitations governing pedophiles.
Protesters mounted a sit-in at the city’s largest jail complex to call for the facility’s closure and an end to police brutality nationwide.
After years of criticism, the city’s practice of isolating detainees through solitary confinement has come under scrutiny.