On the afternoon of Dec. 19, Nellie Kelly's phone rang. The caller identified himself as an inmate on Rikers Island, and told her he had some bad news about her brother, Ronald Spear. The inmate's name was Jesse James. He was 29, and had been awaiting trial since September in the jail known as the ... More >>
In another of a range of efforts to reduce violence in the city's jail for teenage inmates, the Correction Department is going to require them to wear uniforms, rather than personal clothing. Correction officials say the move will enhance safety and security among the Robert N. Davoren Center's tee ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
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His psychotic Rikers cellmateor the prison system itself?