Former Wu-Tang Clan producer “True Master” went to Rikers Island after being falsely accused of a rape that DNA evidence proved he didn’t commit.
Nathaniel, an inmate at Rikers Island, called in to Brian Lehrer’s show on WNYC Tuesday to talk about the conditions at the notorious New York City jail.
Rikers Island’s top doctor took to Twitter to share a grim outlook for the situation at the jail, calling it a “public health disaster unfolding before our eyes.”
In the last week, a single confirmed COVID-19 case in a corrections officer ballooned to over 80 confirmed cases among other staff and inmates.
Rikers has a population of more than 5,000 inmates.
It took seven minutes before jail officials intervened.
The Black transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island. These are the circumstances that led to her death.
The inmate was found unresponsive in her cell Saturday.
The Manhattan DA wanted to ensure Manafort would still face prison time if Trump pardoned him
75 percent of the people on Rikers are eventually released without ever being sentenced to prison, which suggests most of them aren’t much of a threat to public safety.
The first of nine detention centers will close in 2018.
He promised a progressive revolution, but he's been too slow—and too dogged by scandals—for some New Yorkers.