Post Tagged with: "Rikers Island"

Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
What You Should Know

What You Should Know

Why I am Opposed to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Close Rikers Island by Councilman Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. You should know that after reading an editorial that was published on October 13, 2019 in the New York Post […]

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY  TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

BP DIAZ, COMMUNITY LEADERS RALLY TO STOP BRONX JAIL PROPOSAL

Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and dozens of Bronx elected officials, advocates and community leaders will host a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting […]

Artistic Rendering Credit: Office of the NYC Mayor

BREAKING: City Unveils Plan for Bronx and Other Borough Jail to Replace Rikers Island Facilities

Modern facilities will be designed to be integrated into surrounding neighborhoods and promote safety and support for the people who work and reside within them The de Blasio administration today unveiled plans for the building of four modern, community-based jails […]

Sepulveda 4 Senate card (Credit: Michael Benjamin)

Bronx Political Round-up: City Proposes South Bronx Jail

De Blasio, Ayala Push Bronx Jail on Concord Avenue Bronx elected officials and South Bronx residents were taken by surprise by Mayor de Blasio’s announcement the NYPD tow pound at 320 Concord Avenue will be the home of one of […]

FILM SCREENING | Rikers: An American Jail, Fri, May 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM., Tishman Auditorium, University Center at the New School, 63 Fifth Av, New York City.

FILM SCREENING — Rikers: An American Jail, May 5

The New York City Mayor and City Council recently endorsed a plan to close Rikers. Join us to explore what Rikers means for the more than 7,500 people detained at Rikers Island on any given day. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, […]

Nearly two dozen former inmates remove blocks of ice from a bus stop at East Tremont Avenue and the Grand Concourse on Saturday. Photo by David Greene

Rikers Inmates Aid in Snow Removal

New York City Department of Corrections officials were on hand as recently released inmates of Rikers Island joined officials from the Department of Sanitation in removing blocks of ice and snow from the streets on Saturday, March 18. The road […]

by · March 23, 2017 · News
Correction Officer Sentenced for Smuggling Cell Phone to Rikers Island Inmate

Correction Officer Sentenced for Smuggling Cell Phone to Rikers Island Inmate

Bronx District Attorney’s Office Opens “Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau” on Rikers Island

Bronx District Attorney’s Office Opens “Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau” on Rikers Island

Bronx DA Darcel D. Clark and DOC Commissioner Joseph Ponte Inaugurate Satellite Office Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, joined by New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte, today officially opened the Bronx District Attorney’s Rikers Island Prosecution […]

Correction Officer Indicted for Rape of Rikers Island Inmate

Correction Officer Indicted for Rape of Rikers Island Inmate

Correction Officer Indicted for Rape of Rikers Island Inmate Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced the indictment of a city correction officer last week on a first-degree rape charge, among others, for engaging in sex acts with a Rikers […]

by · August 31, 2016 · Bulletin Board, Crime
Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Baselining

Council Member Gibson Announces $21.9 Million Budget Baselining

The funding will enable the Bronx District Attorney to assign a single assistant DA–to eliminate delays and backlogs in trial cases–at every stage.

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

NAN Town Hall On Rikers Island Reform, February 22

The stakes are too high. We cannot wait for the death of a CO, inmate or civilian before we have Real Reform on Rikers.  Let your voice be heard and help us fix Rikers. Join us on Monday, February 22nd […]

Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York and Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York

Clark Announces VISTA Plan to Restructure Bronx District Attorney’s Office

Former Supreme Court Justice Darcel Clark, the Democratic candidate for Bronx District Attorney, announced the VISTA Plan – her vision on how to increase efficiency and expand accountability, improve operations and move cases forward on a more timely basis. “The […]

by · October 23, 2015 · Bronx Politics
Today’s Verdict: Bail Reform

Today’s Verdict: Bail Reform

Bail Reform  by David P. Lesch, Esq.  It’s been a long time coming.  Mass incarceration is destroying our culture as our society slowly feels the financial and moral burden.  And there is no better place to witness the injustice of […]

by · July 20, 2015 · Op Ed
A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

A.P.: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

The AP’s Jake Pearson reports “NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects” “Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won’t face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects […]

by · July 8, 2015 · Crime, Government