Tyreece Abney

  • 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

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    More Coverage of Rikers Island "Fight Club" First Covered Here

    In July 2007 Graham Rayman revealed in the Voice that guards at Rikers were deputizing inmates "to beat up other inmates," sometimes paying them with cigarettes, and that internal reports were played off and at least one whistleblower fired. "Young people tell me when they go in there, the culture i ... More >>

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    What the Jail Guard Saw

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