Rikers Island

The Kalief Browder story is one of the saddest cases of injustice within the police system and an unfortunate end to a young life gone far too soon. Many have watched this terrible story unfold by watching the Spike documentary about his life and its sad end, however that still hasn’t stopped others from being […]

New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.

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 […]

The bill will be introduced to the Senate and if it passes, will be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Troy Ave was indicted on charges related to the fatal shooting at Irving Plaza last month that left one dead and three people injured.

Forty-one-year-old Aitabdel Salem, a native of Algeria, spent five months on New York's Rikers Island because, uhm, officials failed to tell him that bail was set at $2.

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 […]