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.
Sonja Sharp
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.
Mary Buser

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.
Allie Conti

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.
Brian McManus
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.
Raven Rakia
America 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.
Sonja Sharp

What It's Like to Live with an Ankle Bracelet

The device is, both literally and metaphorically, my greatest source of pain.
M. M.