A guard at New York"s Rikers Island is charged with beating a handcuffed inmate

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A correction officer at New .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 20th, 2017

An ex-guard at New York City"s Rikers jail is set for trial over the fatal beating of an inmate

NYPDNEW YORK (Reuters) - A former guard at New York’s troubled Rikers Island jail complex is set to go on trial for the fatal 2012 beating of an inmate. Brian Coll, 47, faces up to life in prison if he is convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan on .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 2nd, 2016

Watch: Rikers Island Guard Beats Handcuffed Inmate in Shower, Lies To Cover Up Assault

The guard punched the inmate three times in the face, landed three swift uppercuts, locked him in a headlock and elbowed him five times before another guard arrived......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekAug 17th, 2017

A New York jail guard pleaded guilty to covering up an inmate"s death

Thomson ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspended guard at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges that he tried to cover up an assault by a fellow officer that led to the death of an inmate in 2012. Byron Taylor, 32,.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 20th, 2016

Six Rikers Island guards sentenced to prison over inmate beating

AP Six guards at New York City's Rikers Island jail complex were sentenced on Friday to prison for the 2012 beating of an inmate that left him with fractured eye sockets and a broken nose. It was one of the highest-profile prosecutions brought against Rik.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderSep 16th, 2016

Rikers Island Guard Found Guilty in Beating Death of Prisoner

Ronald Spear wore glasses and typically walked with a cane. While the 52-year-old awaited trial at Rikers Island, a city jail so violent it’s currently under federal oversight, he was housed in a medical unit because his kidneys were failing and he need.....»»

Category: topSource: newsweekDec 15th, 2016

Rikers Island Corrections Officers Accused of Sexually Assaulting New York Jail"s Visitors

At least 50 women have taken legal action against the Department of Corrections for the unlawful encounters......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 11th, 2018

New York City is set to close the first of its notorious Rikers Island jails this summer

Thomson Reuters The first of nine jails on New York City's Rikers Island will close this summer, officials said Tuesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio promised in March to begin closing th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJan 2nd, 2018

New York woman charged with laundering bitcoin to support ISIS

A woman from Long Island, fraudulently obtained bitcoin in an attempt to support ISIS. Susana Victoria Perez (@susana_vp) has more......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 15th, 2017

An American Woman Used Bitcoin to Send Money to Islamic State

Zoobia Shahnaz of Brentwood, Long Island, has been charged with bank fraud. A woman from New York City has been accused of stealing and laundering over $85,000 to send to Islamic State, using Bitcoin .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 15th, 2017

City settles with inmates forced back into solitary confinement

New York City has agreed to pay $4 million to 470 Rikers Island inmates it forced back into solitary confinement under an old policy that has since been dropped. The preliminary agreement settles a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkDec 13th, 2017

A new secure housing unit on Rikers Island may do more harm than good

Untapped CitiesNEW YORK — On Rikers Is.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 26th, 2017

Should New York City Just Throw Away the Key to Rikers Island Jail?

Attempts to fix the brutal and corrupt Rikers Island jail have failed, once again, and no one seems to have a solution......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJun 26th, 2017

Prosecutors: Ex-NYC math teacher ran $70M Ponzi scheme

A Long Island man fired from his New York City teaching job more than a decade ago has been charged with running a $70 million Ponzi scheme......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJun 1st, 2017

Ruddy ruminates on remaking Rikers

Architect Nancy Ruddy thinks she should be sent to Rikers Island. The co-founder of New York-based CetraRuddy said the notorious prison would be her top pick of choice assignments. “It would be exciting to reposition the island into a new vibrant waterf.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMay 4th, 2017

Another runway at LaGuardia won"t alleviate the airport"s notorious delays

Getty ImagesNow with the blessing of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City is one step closer toward closing Rikers Island, the infamous prison that has had a his.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2017

Another runway to LaGuardia won"t alleviate the airport"s notorious delays

Getty Images(NYC Aviation) — Now with the blessing of Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City is one step closer toward closing Rikers Island, the infamous prison that has had a history of.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 17th, 2017

New York City will close one of the most notorious jails in the US

Associated Press/Bebeto MatthewsNew York City will close its notorious Rikers Island jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced at a .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMar 31st, 2017

The Wall Street Journal: Report expected to urge closing Rikers Island jail

An independent panel led by New York state former chief judge Jonathan Lippman will recommend closing the jail at Rikers Island, according to a person familiar with the matter......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 30th, 2017

The New York Post: Man pleads guilty to money laundering to get out of Rikers Island, suit claims

Altura St. Michael Ewers was accused of helping a Manhattan fund manager friend bilk investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchFeb 20th, 2017

Jay Z Says Rikers Island Jail Should Be Closed

The rapper and mogul produced a new docuseries about Kalief Browder, a New York teenager who committed suicide after spending two years in solitary confinement on Rikers Island without trial......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekJan 26th, 2017