George Motchan Detention Center

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Horsone Moore, Inmate, Commits Suicide in City Jail

    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 >>

  • News

    August 8, 2012

    Rikers Con Job

    With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    More Details on Suicide and Slashing at Rikers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Rikers Fight Club: Spate of Violence Roils Jails

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Somehow, Nine Corrections Officers Injured Trying to Recapture One Inmate

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Rikers Death Forces Out High Jail Official

    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 >>

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    What the Jail Guard Saw

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

  • News

    December 12, 2000

    Roaming Rikers

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