The correction officers are accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes to sneak contraband into the city’s jails.
An analysis of a newly released database of disciplinary records shows that violence by officers continues to be a problem in the system.
More than half of the roughly 270 correction officers disciplined over a 20-month period lied to investigators or filed incomplete or inaccurate reports.
Isolation for more than 15 consecutive days will be barred in prisons and jails starting next March after years of efforts to restrict the practice.
New York City released hundreds of people as the pandemic raged. Now jails are full again, and an increase in infections could spread the virus beyond their walls.
What happened in prisons during this pandemic is criminal.
Virus cases are surging among incarcerated people at prisons and jails. But state officials have not announced when they will be vaccinated.
Even as Mayor Bill de Blasio has emptied out the city’s jails, the number of people who are placed in punitive segregation each year has remained about the same.
With colonialist statues being toppled in America and beyond, T asked five artists to envision a different kind of memorial, one that embodies this moment of reckoning.
A federal monitor found that the number of times guards at the jail complex used force against inmates rose 54 percent, even as its population shrank.
Mr. de Blasio has pointed to court delays and bail reform to explain the surge in gun violence. But the N.Y.P.D.’s own numbers tell a different story.
The victims included a young father who was shot while holding hands with his 6-year-old daughter in the Bronx.
Correction officers failed to check on Layleen Polanco, 27, as she was having a fatal epileptic seizure in a solitary cell, an investigation found.
A justice system based on face-to-face meetings has been limping along with virtual hearings, but officials are struggling with how to restart trials and grand jury proceedings.
Correction officers in New York City live in fear of bringing the virus home to families. They say the city has not protected them.
The inmates at “Rosie’s” are subjected to abuse and, now, exposed to the coronavirus.
A New Jersey man charged with attempted arson was released from jail because of coronavirus fears. But he had to wait to begin psychiatric treatment.
We spoke to a Rikers Island resident who has the coronavirus. “They are killing us,” he said. “What are we supposed to do?”
Covid-19 is an unfolding catastrophe in America’s houses of detention.
Already, 167 inmates and 137 staff members have tested positive at New York City’s jails, including the Rikers complex, which is described as crowded and unsanitary.