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U.S. Attorney Says Rikers Island Is Like "Lord Of The Flies" For Teenage Inmates

Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.


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New York City to Pay $2.75 Million to Settle Suit in Death of Rikers Island Inmate

The settlement in Ronald Spear’s case is one of the largest paid by New York City in recent years to resolve a lawsuit alleging violence against an inmate.

from NY Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: City will pay $1.25M to estate of Rikers inmate

from NY Daily News

Four Rikers correction officers convicted in inmate’s beating

Four Rikers Island correction officers convicted in inmate’s 2013 beating may dodge jail time after jury acquits them of attempted assault

from Social Action 2014

What it’s like to start over after spending your teen years in jail

As teenageers, Vaughn Brown and Ivan Mayo were incarcerated at Rikers Island, where they confronted danger from fellow inmates, solitary confinement and their own thoughts. The two have vowed to ne…

from NY Daily News

Ex-Rikers inmate who survived beat down fatally shot in head

A former Rikers Island inmate who made headlines for surviving a beat down from correction officers was shot to death in Brooklyn Thursday.