The Lawyers Trying to Get Their Clients Sent to Jail
Public defenders in New York City are actually trying to get immigrant clients sent to Rikers to avoid the feds – and deportation.
The Future of Incarceration in America
What I Learned Treating Inmates with Mental Health Issues in a Notorious Prison
"If they had no mental health issues before they entered solitary, they do now!" was our unofficial mantra.
A Suicidal Man Jailed Over a Stolen iPhone Was Found Dead in His Cell
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.
Everything We Know About the Thursday Attack on a Rikers Island Prison Guard
Raymond Calderon was placed in a chokehold and slashed with a sharp object by a group of men alleged to have gang ties.
The Prison Issue
Can a Former Inmate Fix Rikers as a Regulator?
After spending more than ten years in New York's prisons and jails, Stanley Richards has dedicated his life to improving the lives of the incarcerated.
How the Women Who Visit Rikers Island Navigate the Stressful, Complex Dress Code
Women looking to visit husbands, brothers, fathers, and sons in jail must submit to humiliating searches and allegedly inconsistent rules about what they can and cannot wear.
What It's Like to Live with an Ankle Bracelet
The device is, both literally and metaphorically, my greatest source of pain.