On the heels of a scandal involving a Department of Corrections Muslim chaplain who was charged for sneaking razor blades into a Manhattan jail, the Voice has learned that two imams on the Riker's Island jail complex are currently under investigation for carrying illegal firearms. Both imams continu ... More >>
Lil Wayne even has a special visitors entrance Looks like hip-hop star Lil Wayne is even more of a VIP at the Riker's Island jail complex than we previously knew. Department of Corrections officials appear to be bending backwards for him, sources tell the Voice. We're told that when guests visit ... More >>
Today Lil Wayne will finally enter a plea in a Manhattan courtroom stemming from a 2007 gun charge he caught in New York City. He's expected to start serving time at Rikers Island right away--"I just say I'm looking forward to it," the rapper told Rolling Stone. Maybe. Billboard quotes City D ... 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 >>
From the 'Are You Kidding Me' department...So, all the guy wanted was a bar mitzvah for his son. Sure, he's locked up in the Tombs in downtown Manhattan. But why should being in a city jail stop him? A bar mitzvah is pretty important, right? And who would blame the bigwigs of the Department of Corre ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
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
Remember in Goodfellas when Robert De Niro's character, Jimmy Conway, whacks everyone who can tie him to the Lufthansa heist? Correction Commissioner Martin Horn seems to be doing something similar — if only on a bureaucratic level — in the wake of the recent murder of a teenager in a R ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
New allegation at scandal-ridden jail
Jail guard indicted for pitting inmates against each other
Months after selling coke to an undercover, cops find him with 100 packets of 'Black Gold'
A Voice story posted online on Wednesday about a Rikers Island drug counselor busted for selling heroin and cocaine brought a strong reaction late Thursday from a Correction Department spokesman who sharply objected to any characterization that Correction officials were in any way indifferent to smu ... More >>
Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.
Underfunded, inept board just lies there while Bloomberg implements draconian rules in city's huge system
An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report
Two jail fatalities involve use of force in both cases, but only silence from officials.