The city Medical Examiner has classified the Aug. 19 death of a Rikers Island inmate who swallowed a ball of laundry detergent as a homicide, the Voice has learned.
The death of Jason Echeverria in the Mental Health Assessment Unit in the George R. Vierno Center is believed to be the first homicide ... More >>
The son of a former top-ranking Correction Department official has been suspended and is under investigation for beating a handcuffed inmate with a baton after the inmate assaulted his brother, a correction officer, the Voice has learned.
Charles Davis, a probationary correction captain, allegedly ... More >>
Five correction officers were indicted yesterday for covering up inmate assaults--a problem that was highlighted in a recent Village Voice article.
A former correction captain and four correction officers were charged in connection with three separate investigations, according to the city Departme ... More >>
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.
When jail inmates riot, correction officers wearing helmets and carrying shields are called in. They usually put down a disturbance without much resistance.
Not so over the weekend in a jail on Rikers Island.
When those specially trained riot control officers responded to a disturbance ... More >>