Lloyd Nicholson

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Rikers Boss Steps Down -- After 2-Year Voice Series

    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 >>

  • News

    April 15, 2009

    Rikers Fight Club: The Knockout Punch

    Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Jails Commissioner Finally Confronted by City Council

    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 >>

  • News

    February 4, 2009

    Rikers Fight Club

    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

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    Teen Murder at Rikers Jail

    New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2008

    Seven Jail Guards Busted, 14 Pull a Sickout, One Sneaky Smuggler at Rikers

    Whoa...It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in Rikers. The fun began on April 14, when 14 of 17 correction captains staged a one-day sickout to protest a department crackdown following the arrest of an officer for using inmates as enforcers. Then, on Thursday, authorities announced ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2008

    Rikers Island Fight Club

    Jail guard indicted for pitting inmates against each other