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Rich Lamb
June 29, 2020 - 2:01 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday confirmed a plan was in the works to shift $1 billon away from the New York City Police Department.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
June 26, 2020 - 8:02 pm
At least 17 members of the city’s Corrections Department will face departmental charges for the roles in the death of a transgender Rikers Island inmate last June.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
June 18, 2020 - 3:26 pm
An inmate scaled a fence and tried to escape from New York City's Rikers Island jail complex on Thursday but was captured, jail officials said.
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Mike Sugerman
March 26, 2020 - 7:18 pm
The Legal Aid Society is urging New York City to release juvenile inmates await trial amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 22, 2020 - 10:33 am
New York City was hit by the nation’s largest coronavirus jail outbreak to date this week, with at least 38 people testing positive at the notorious Rikers Island complex and nearby facilities — more than half of them incarcerated men, the board that oversees the city's jail system said Saturday.
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Sean Adams
March 19, 2020 - 8:44 am
Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to release inmates with health risks and low-level offenders at Rikers Island after both a prisoner and a corrections officer tested positive for coronavirus.
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Harvey Weinstein
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 09, 2020 - 10:45 am
Harvey Weinstein reportedly took a fall at Rikers Island.
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Harvey Weinstein
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Erica Brosnan
March 05, 2020 - 1:46 pm
Harvey Weinstein was awaiting transfer to Rikers Island on Thursday after undergoing heart surgery at Bellevue Hospital, according to the New York Post.
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Rich Lamb
January 29, 2020 - 7:20 pm
Rikers Island will not be closing until 2026, but new plans for the city property are already in fruition.
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Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Six New York City correctional officers have been charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs into the Rikers Island jail complex.
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