His log of life at Rikers Island is out on October 11
Though Rikers Island has gotten the recent media attention, New York City's other jails have also been beset by scandals.
The device is, both literally and metaphorically, my greatest source of pain.
That sort of brutal violence is just "part of doing time," one former federal prisoner says.
Hundreds of thousands of bodies lie under the ground in Hart Island, but despite the efforts of activists, it remains difficult for families to find out if their relatives are buried there.
Bobby “Hot Nigga” Shmurda is currently incarcerated at Rikers Island and facing up to twenty-five years on conspiracy charges.
I spoke to Zak Ebrahim, whose dad helped to mastermind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Centre.
A mentally ill former Marine, “basically baked to death” in his 6-by-10 cinderblock cell in Rikers Island. How urban jails became default mental hospitals.
A window into the lives of women visiting their beaus behind bars.