A parolee with a long history of mental health issues hung himself in a special unit for mentally ill inmates in a Rikers Island jail, the Village Voice has learned. Horsone Moore, 35, of Brooklyn, was found dead at the Anna M. Kross Correctional Facility less than 48 hours after entering the jail ... More >>
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The Voice has more details about the man who committed suicide on Rikers, a case that we first reported on Friday. His name is Jamal Polo, age 24. Polo was being held at Rikers on a charge of felony sodomy and forcible touching. Polo hung himself at the George Motchan Detention Center where he was ... More >>
A spate of violence and death hit the city jails over the past five days, including three slashings and a suicide, the Voice has learned. One of the slashings took place in the Robert N. Davoren Center, which houses teen inmates, and was the subject of a recent Voice article on violence.
A curious item in the Daily News today details how nine corrections officers were hurt trying to stop the Incredible Hulk an inmate from escaping a room at Rikers Island yesterday. Nine! Daniel Sanchez, 24, who had been charged with murder in the first degree and was caught tampering yesterda ... More >>
In the widening fallout from last month's murder of a teenager on Rikers Island, Correction Commissioner Martin Horn has forced the early retirement of one of the highest-ranking officials in the department. Assistant Chief Lionel Lorquet was in charge of seven jails, including the Robert N. Davore ... More >>
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