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Here Is NYC's Draft Plan To Build Four Jails And Shut Down Rikers Island

Here Is NYC's Draft Plan To Build Four Jails And Shut Down Rikers Island

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announce the closure of RIkers Island over a 10 year period on Friday, March 31st, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayor's Office) Without much...

NYC Will Stop Gouging Incarcerated New Yorkers For Calling Home

NYC Will Stop Gouging Incarcerated New Yorkers For Calling Home

Dwayne Lee speaking outside City Hall yesterday before the bill passed (Victoria Law / Gothamist) During the year and two months Dwayne Lee spent at Rikers, he spent over $2,500 on phone calls alone, thanks to...

NYC Inmates Call 311 To Report Mistreatment, But Is Anyone Listening?

NYC Inmates Call 311 To Report Mistreatment, But Is Anyone Listening?

The Brooklyn Detention Center (Bebeto Matthews / AP / Shutterstock) Over the course of eight months in jail, Jonas Caballero has earned an unusual nickname: “Mr. 311.” Caballero, 36, tells Gothamist that corrections officers at the...

No Touching: Relatives Of Rikers Inmates Protest Proposed Visitation Rules

No Touching: Relatives Of Rikers Inmates Protest Proposed Visitation Rules

(Getty Images) Trina Regis travels from Sunset Park three times a week to visit her husband, who has been jailed on Rikers Island since February. "Physical contact means so much to us," she told Gothamist. "It...

De Blasio Will Spend $130 Million To Overhaul NYC Justice System

De Blasio Will Spend $130 Million To Overhaul NYC Justice System

(trekandshoot / Shutterstock) It's clear to anyone who's spent even a moment pondering the city's busted penal system that reforms—dramatic and yes, costly—are desperately needed; that sweeping low-level offenders into the city's over-stuffed jails and tossing...

Photos: Tour Brooklyn's House Of Detention In Boerum Hill

Photos: Tour Brooklyn's House Of Detention In Boerum Hillgallery

Boerum Hill's hottest new B&B is slated to open next week, and to ease the apprehension of the neighbors the Department of Corrections gave a guided tour of the Brooklyn House of Detention today. No word on...

ACLU Accused Of Promoting Masturbation In Prisons

ACLU Accused Of Promoting Masturbation In Prisons

It seems that people just can't be reasonable when it comes to porn and prisons: the ACLU filed a lawsuit against a South Carolina jail which allegedly didn't allow prisoners to receive any reading materials other...

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