Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.
Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.
The Fort Worth Police Department will drop charges against Jacqueline Craig and Brea Hymond.
Venida Browder, the 63-year-old the mother of the late Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending three horrific years being abused on Rikers Island, died of complications of a heart attack, or as her lawyer noted, "of a broken heart."
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]
Candie Hailey says the abuse she endured in solitary led her to attempt suicide "more than 100 times."
A Rikers Island corrections officer has been charged with rape and conspiring to smuggle contraband after admitting to falling in love with an inmate – only to find out she was being used to bring him drugs, the New York Daily News reports. The incident came to light over the weekend when a drug-sniffing Department of Investigations dog […]
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous jail where he suffered documented torture, including brutal attacks, constant confinement to a 6 foot by 8 foot cell and reported starvation. On June 7, the 22-year-old hung himself with an air conditioning cord in his mother’s house, gifting critics […]
When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous New York City jail where he…
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For the three years Kalief Browder sat in New York’s Rikers Island, he probably wondered what the difference would have been if his family could…