In the running controversy over the Dec. 30 bar mitzvah at the Tombs, we reported that Assistant Correction Commissioner Umar Abdul-Jalil [above] was on "lifetime parole" following his prison stint on drug charges. In fact, that wasn't accurate. As his lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman pointed out this week ... More >>
In case you were wondering why all the Orthodox Jewish inmates ended up in the city jail in Manhattan known as the Tombs, where they could enjoy special treatment, we think we have an answer. Supposedly, an inmate is an inmate is an inmate, barring medical and security issues, and the rules say the ... More >>
City Correction and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn, one of Mayor Bloomberg's longest serving appointees, announced his resignation today. He's leaving a jail system that for the last two years has been the subject of Voice stories about corrections officers condoning and even arranging violence ... More >>
Last week, while President Obama was vetting her credentials out of the Oval Office, Judge Sonia Sotomayor firmly dissented from her appeals court colleagues on a case that -- while it surely won't be considered a landmark ruling in the vein of saving Major League Baseball -- suggests her approach t ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
Simmering tensions between the family of a teenager beaten to death at Rikers Island and correction officers erupted today at the Bronx courthouse. As an arraignment for several inmates charged in the case ended, more than 30 correction officers confronted members of Christopher Ro ... More >>
In the ongoing controversy over the murder of teenager Christopher Robinson at a Rikers Island jail, someone in the City Council finally tried to pin down Correction Commissioner Martin Horn on what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did to stop it. Robinson was fatally beaten i ... More >>
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 >>
After indications for more than a year that guards were using inmates as enforcers, New York's jails are rocked by a pair of indictments
Bill Clinton and the Pataki administration made a huge mistake when they signed legislation in the mid-1990s that blocked state prisoners from obtaining a college education from their cells. That's the finding of a report released Friday by the Correctional Association of New York, a leading p ... More >>
Council members barely question Martin Horn on the deadly teen jail at Rikers
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
New allegation at scandal-ridden jail
Forbidden love in the bar scene
On Ward's Island, it's legal limbo for men who probably deserve it
Inmate Patrick Miller didn't beat the system. It beat him.
Jail guard indicted for pitting inmates against each other
The end of Pataki's throw-away-the-key policy hits a 35-year-old snag
Months after selling coke to an undercover, cops find him with 100 packets of 'Black Gold'
Robert Riggio has made a career out of conning priests and parishes by phone. If he calls you, hang up.
Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.
After decades in prison, three friends try to sort things out
Another kind of 9/11 victim, Narinder Singh spent more than five years locked up for no crime at all
State to sex offenders: You're scary enough. No masks, no costumes, no candy, stay home.
Underfunded, inept board just lies there while Bloomberg implements draconian rules in city's huge system
In a shocker, aging rogue cop and Knapp rat Bill Phillips finally wins parole in murder case he says was a frame-up
A former guard sues the city jail chief over his statements in the Voice
Puts himself to sleep with creamy spinich and barolo
An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report
Rikers officers encourage gang violence: surprising testimony and the stats to back it up
Two jail fatalities involve use of force in both cases, but only silence from officials.
His psychotic Rikers cellmateor the prison system itself?
An argument for sparing a cold-blooded killer