rikers island

immigration

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
7.4.17
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.
John Surico
12.9.16
Noisey News

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.

Noisey Staff
12.8.16
Noisey News

Lil Wayne Shares Excerpts From His 'Gone 'Til November' Memoir

His log of life at Rikers Island is out on October 11
Noisey Staff
10.4.16
Stuff

'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.
Harry Cheadle
8.1.16
Features

A Journal of Lil Wayne's Time in Prison Will Be Released in October

Yes!!!!!!!
Noisey Staff
6.29.16
News

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."
Spencer Woodman
3.23.16
News

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.
John Surico
3.2.16
News

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.
Max Rivlin-Nadler
12.21.15
News

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
11.7.15
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
10.12.15
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.
Various Authors
10.5.15
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