The 23-year-old mother was held there for five days after police officers arrested her for sitting on the floor in a waiting room that had run out of chairs.
Public defenders in New York City are actually trying to get immigrant clients sent to Rikers to avoid the feds—and deportation.
Two women who say they were repeatedly raped by officer Benny Santiago have reached a settlement with the city of New York—but they have not dropped their allegations against the man they say sexually abused them.
Joseph visited 'Desus & Mero' to talk about discrimination, creating a generation of "artivists," and being in the Panther 21.
To win support for the resources and programs America's incarcerated people need, the public has to see what life is really like behind bars.
"If they had no mental health issues before they entered solitary, they do now!" was our unofficial mantra.
Twenty years after winning a Golden Gloves title, I tracked down Efrain, my training buddy from the ring who had gone to Rikers five days after the finals.
For many female inmates, the scarcity of pads and tampons in jails is humiliating and a major health risk. A New York City councilwoman is trying to change that by ensuring free menstrual products for women incarcerated in the state.
The 24-year-old was found sitting on a toilet, blue in the face and cold to the touch just two hours before the deadline for a mental health exam.