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
How Do You Close One of the Largest Jails in America?
In 2016, a nuclear option arose when it came to Rikers Island, the notorious NYC jail: Shut the whole thing down.
Bobby Shmurda’s Prison Time Could be Reduced
The Brooklyn rapper has reportedly been offered a plea deal that could now see him jailed for a shorter stretch.
Lil Wayne Shares Excerpts From His 'Gone 'Til November' Memoir
His log of life at Rikers Island is out on October 11
'The Night Of' Shows Us More Ways the Criminal Justice System Traps People
HBO's legal drama is not a show about justice, but the justice system. And never has that difference been more apparent than on Sunday's episode.
A Journal of Lil Wayne's Time in Prison Will Be Released in October
After Two Years in Solitary, This Mother’s Healing Has Just Begun
"I'm talking to you, and I'm alive, but physically, spiritually, mentally—I died."
Friday Night Hip-Hop on Rikers Island
Hanging out with teenage inmates as they make beats and write rhymes inside the notorious New York City jail.
The Powerful Union Official Standing Between Rikers Island and Reform
Norman Seabrook has run New York City's jail guard union for decades, and isn't exactly pumped about shaking up the hellhole that is Rikers Island.
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.
The Prison Issue
How to Repair the Criminal Justice System
We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.