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The reporting of the deaths of inmates in New York City jails has stopped abruptly and according to the Department of Corrections will not be resumed. The decision has left advocacy groups and the families of inmates incensed as the news comes amidst a federal monitor criticizing the management of the city's jail system including Rikers Island.

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Department of Corrections Commissioner says there's too many many inmates in Rikers Island to close it down.

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The news comes right after Capt. Davelle Williams was tapped to run Molina’s security detail and of course, Williams comes with her own baggage as she pleaded guilty to driving drunk and running another car off a Long Island highway in 2020. 

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The case of one man who was seeking release from Rikers Island due to what he alleged was increasingly violent and inhumane conditions is at the center of a New York Times article, supported by surveillance footage that showed inmates being forced to fight each other, and a gang leader holding court over a housing unit without any prevention from correctional staff.

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At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, many believed that prisons would be hit hard by COVID-19. Popular podcaster and Twitter personality Taxstone shared a harrowing personal account of what life is like in jail during the outbreak.

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Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for President Donald Trump, was convicted of tax and bank fraud in 2018 and has been jailed since last June. When the news that Manafort would be transferred to Rikers Island, the reaction on Twitter was swift and varied.

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A Rikers Island inmate, Naquan Hill, 24, managed to escape yesterday (July 26). Now worries—he was found hours later hiding in a trailer. 

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The tale of Bronx man Kalief Browder‘s trials and tribulations has come to an unfortunate end, this after he was found dead of suicide in his home this weekend. Browder endured a hellish three years on Rikers Island as a teenager over a stolen backpack accusation that he was never convicted for.

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Besides vicious COs, or fellow inmates with a beef, Rikers Island inmates need to watch what they’re given to eat. Meatloaf at the NYC facility recently was found to contain rat poison, and 19 inmates are suing for their struggle.

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A convicted rapist currently serving a 5-10 year bid on Rikers Island likely won’t be seeing daylight any sooner after he’s being named as the catalyst of an unthinkable incident.

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It’s hard to believe that Bobby Shmurda still hasn’t made bail but such is life for the “Hot Ni**a” rapper. Nonetheless, the 20-year-old overnight sensation born Ackquille Jean Pollard seemed to be in good spirits during his interview with Billboard over the weekend.

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New York City Correction Department chief William Clemons has been called a lot of things during his 29-year career, and most of them during the latter portion were anything but positive.