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Long Overdue: Rikers Island, America’s Most Notorious...

Rikers Island is closing. Although it will not happen overnight and will likely take years to accomplish, the behemoth complex of jails known for...

Jay Z to Produce Docuseries on Kalief...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDGrQQFVjPA Jay Z is working with The Weinstein Company to tell the story of New York native Kalief Browder. Atlanta Black Star reported Browder committed suicide in...

More Than Suicide: How 22-Year-Old Kalief Browder...

“Ma, I can’t take it anymore.” With an evident sense of hopelessness and despair in his voice, that was the message Kalief Browder told his...

After 6 Years In Prison For A...

After six years and three mistrials, Terrel Banks was released from Rikers Island Prison, the truth finally coming forward that he had not committed...

Deaths, Abuse of Black People in Custody...

The abuse of inmates or suspects in the custody of law enforcement is a national problem that seems to be growing worse with fresh...

New York City to Pay $2.25M For...

On February 15, Jerome Murdough, a 56 year-old African-American homeless Marine Corps veteran,  was found dead in his cell at the Rikers Island jail...

Mother of Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate...

Beverly Ann Griffin, the mother of a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died last year, announced Wednesday that she has filed a wrongful...

Another Mentally Ill Rikers Island Inmate Died...

Increased scrutiny is being directed at Rikers Island jail in New York City, after the Associated Press revealed the disturbing case of Bradley Ballard,...

Funeral Held For Homeless Veteran Killed in...

A mentally ill, homeless former U.S.Marine who died in an overheated jail cell more than two months ago was a giving and kind person,...

NYC Lets 56-Year-Old Homeless Man Bake to...

In a horrifying illustration of the failures of New York's penal system, correction officials allowed a 56-year-old former Marine who was homeless and mentally...

Black Teen Sues NYC After Spending 3...

Kalief Browder was sent to Riker's Island in 2010 at the age of 16 after strangely being arrested for an unknown crime for which...

Freed Jayson Williams Seeks Redemption in Others,...

It has been a decade since Jayson Williams' choice life turned into something he never could have imagined. On Valentine's Day in 2002, Williams,...