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  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • Blind Sheik Supporter Charged in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    10/19/2013 3:39:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies - For The Record - The IPT Blog ^ | Oct 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | by Abha Shankar
    Two men being held in jail while awaiting trial for cigarette trafficking are accused of plotting to kill witnesses against them. In an indictment unsealed in Brooklyn Supreme Court Thursday, Basel Ramadan and Yousseff Odeh are charged with conspiracy to murder witnesses and with soliciting a potential hit man. The murder-for-hire plot was hatched from New York City's Rikers Island jail where the two have been held since their May arrest on the initial cigarette-trafficking and money laundering charges. The Staten Island Advance reports that Odeh was a supporter of blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the spiritual guide for the...
  • Scantily dressed visitors not allowed at U.S. jail

    06/22/2011 2:22:49 PM PDT · by Jaded · 17 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 6/22/11 | Jonathan Allen
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Skimpily dressed visitors to New York City's main jail complex can only see inmates if they cover up with an oversized, baggy, green T-shirt as part of a new dress code. The new rules at Rikers Island aim to maintain a "family friendly" environment at the jail. The city's Department of Corrections has purchased some 750 T-shirts in an easy-to-track shade of bright green. The shirts, all size XXL, are meant to be shapeless on all but the heaviest frames.
  • New York's Get Out Jail Free Card (ACLU Treason Alert)

    05/23/2011 1:18:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 3 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 22, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    I have some incredibly disturbing news to report to you today that entails gutting an effective program involving the collaboration of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency and the New York Department of Corrections. As many of you might know, one of the best means of apprehending and deporting criminal aliens is consistent cooperation between federal immigration authorities and local law enforcement agencies. The programs that exist to effectuate this end, Secure Communities and the much more robust 287(g), have been the single best tool in our arsenal capable of frustrating the intentions of criminal aliens who repeatedly flout our...
  • Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway...

    05/20/2011 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/20/11 | Daniel Bates
    Escape from Rikers: Bailed 'rape' banker forced to move to secret hideaway after neighbours block move to luxury New York apartmentBy Daniel Bates Last updated at 11:33 PM on 20th May 2011 **SNIP** He and his family were earlier told he was not welcome at the luxurious Bristol Plaza in Manhattan's Upper East Side by its wealthy and influential residents. The landlord of the complex also reportedly changed his mind when he realised the amount of attention his new resident would bring. As the complaints only began pouring in - hours before Strauss-Kahn was to be released - his legal...
  • Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to go (Strauss-Kahn stuck at Rikers?)

    05/20/2011 9:57:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/20/11 | LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL
    Ex-IMF big granted bail, but he has no place to goBy LARRY CELONA and JENNIFER GOULD KEIL Last Updated: 12:11 PM, May 20, 2011 He may want to leave Rikers, but former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has no place to go. Strauss-Kahn's plans to ditch his Rikers Island jail cell today may have to be put on hold as his wife scrambles to find an apartment that can be used for her husband's home confinement while he's out on bail, sources told The Post. Anne Sinclair had rented an apartment at the posh Bristol Plaza on East 65th Street, but...
  • Photo Catches N.Y. Prison Guard Sleeping on Job in Front of Inmate

    12/29/2009 11:58:27 AM PST · by civilwar2 · 40 replies · 2,047+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-29-09
    A city correction officer took a cell phone photo of his co-worker sleeping on duty, leading to disciplinary action against both of them. The photo shows guard Nadja Green, in uniform, leaning back in a chair with her arms folded on her chest, eyes closed and mouth open. An inmate is standing next to her, making a "peace" sign. The photo, published in the New York Post on Tuesday, came to the attention of Department of Correction officials last week, said Deputy Commissioner Stephen Morello. Once it was authenticated, Green was transferred from her post at the Rikers Island infirmary...
  • Swine Flu Sweeps Rikers Island [NY prison]

    06/05/2009 11:14:35 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 7 replies · 576+ views
    MyFOX ^ | 6/4/9 | Dick Brennan
    MYFOXNY.COM EXCLUSIVE - Fox 5 interviewed a Rikers Island...
  • U.S. prisons becoming Islam battleground-(% of Muslims in US prisons higher than general population)

    06/04/2005 8:17:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 3,138+ views
    It's Friday on Rikers Island, time for weekly worship for nearly a quarter of the city jail's 14,000 inmates. The men, Muslims, file quietly into a classroom of white cinderblock that serves as their mosque. Incense burns to chase away a sour smell from the hall, as the inmates sit quietly on sheets stamped "Department of Corrections" covering the linoleum floor. Imam Menelik Muhammad is delivering the day's sermon. As he stands beneath a Quranic prayer on the wall facing Mecca, he urges the prisoners to reform. "You will not be considered a Muslim," he admonishes, "unless people are considered...
  • Rikers: Hello Dali thieves! Four busted

    06/18/2003 7:57:11 PM PDT · by I still care · 1 replies · 181+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 18.2003 | AUSTIN FENNER
    It was hardly the perfect crime: A Salvador Dali stolen under cover of a midnight fire drill at Rikers Island, then masked with a shoddy forgery stapled to the wall. Although the $250,000 sketch of Jesus Christ on the cross is still missing, authorities say they've got the thieves who took it off a Rikers lobby wall March 1: four veteran correction officers. "This alleged crime is the result of shameless arrogance fueled by greed," said Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson, announcing the arrests at a press conference with Investigation Department Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn. Capping a probe first reported...