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Anna M. Kross Center

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Correction Department Failing to Keep Staff Firearm-Qualified; Thousands Out of Compliance

    Commissioner Dora Schriro's Correction Department is failing to follow through on required annual firearms qualification for thousands of officers, in violation of its own regulations and state law, the Village Voice has learned. Figures obtained by the Voice from a DOC database indicate that as o ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2013

    The Ballad of Donovan Drayton

    He spent five years in jail awaiting trial. Call it justice, Queens-style.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Shocking Rikers Security Breach! Convicted Sex Offender Posing as Correction Staffer Roams Jails, No One Stops Him

    Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro has a major problem: a massive breach of jail security. The Voice has learned that a convicted sex offender with a long rap sheet was recently able to repeatedly drive onto Rikers Island and roam jails and other highly secure areas over a period of more than week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Rikers Inmate Found Dead; Sources say Possible Suicide [Updated]

    An inmate in a Rikers Island jail was found dead earlier today, in what is being investigated as a possible suicide, the Voice has learned. The 41-year-old inmate, who had a history of arrests and psychiatric issues, was being held in the Anna M. Kross Center on a burglary charge. The Voice is with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2012

    Rikers Fight Club: The Ides of June Leave 5 Slashed in One Week

    The week of June 5 to June 12 was a pretty bad one out on Rikers Island. Records obtained by the Voice show there were at least 8 significant fights, 5 inmates suffered slash wounds, several inmates sustained serious injuries, and there were 5 uses of force by correction officers. The worst of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Rikers Fight Club: More Widespread Then The City Admits

    Even as indictments came down for two jail guards accused of using teen inmates as enforcers, Correction Department officials sought to downplay the breadth of the problem.The indictments last month followed the October murder of teenager Christopher Robinson in the Rikers Island jail for young offe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Seven Jail Guards Busted, 14 Pull a Sickout, One Sneaky Smuggler at Rikers

    Whoa...It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in Rikers. The fun began on April 14, when 14 of 17 correction captains staged a one-day sickout to protest a department crackdown following the arrest of an officer for using inmates as enforcers. Then, on Thursday, authorities announced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Top Rikers Drug Counselor Busted for Selling Heroin and Cocaine

    UPDATE: Read the Correction Department's response to this story here. A top official in a city-funded drug treatment program at the Rikers Island jail complex has been charged with…wait for it...selling cocaine and heroin. Until he was unceremoniously removed from his office earlier th ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2007

    Jail Guard Blues

    An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    What the Jail Guard Saw

    Rikers officers encourage gang violence: surprising testimony and the stats to back it up

  • News

    October 31, 2006

    Who Killed Robert Konopka?

    His psychotic Rikers cellmate—or the prison system itself?

  • News

    December 12, 2000

    Roaming Rikers

    Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brass’s Tour of America’s Largest Penal Colony

  • News

    December 12, 2000

    Roaming Rikers

    Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brass’s Tour of America’s Largest Penal Colony

  • News

    December 12, 2000

    Roaming Rikers

    Stun Shields, Stray Cats, Buck-Fifties, Boofing: The Top Brass’s Tour of America’s Largest Penal Colony

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