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As part of the settlement of Nuñez v. City of New York, a 2011 class-action lawsuit filed by Rikers Island detainees, federal monitors periodically report on use of force across the jail complex. This image from the Eleventh Report shows at least 12 officers in a recreational area responding to two detainees who refused to be handcuffed.
Life Inside October 5
Rikers Island has been notorious for violence and neglect for decades. But detainees, corrections officers and officials tell us the New York City jail complex has plunged into a new state of emergency.
Feature March 22, 2019
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
News April 11, 2016
For decades, New York state’s corrections officers union has held the power in disciplinary decisions.
Southport Correctional Facility, in the Southern Tier of New York State, was cited in more lawsuits since 2010 than any state prison except for Attica Correctional Facility.
News December 20, 2015
Under pressure, New York says it will better track correctional officers
News October 20, 2015
Amid abuse charges, union acts to ‘protect our officers.’
Commentary October 5, 2015
It’s time to take these cases away from local prosecutors.
Commentary June 9, 2015
Former corrections chief Martin Horn has some ideas for Rikers Island.