News Archive for "Rikers Island"

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Elected Officials Demand Clemency for LAS Client Reggie Randolph

State Senators are calling on Governor Hochul to grant clemency to Mr. Randolph, who is currently serving a state prison sentence of 2-4 years for stealing NyQuil, reports The Appeal.
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LAS: Situation on Rikers Island Remains Dire

The humanitarian crisis plaguing local jails is ongoing, despite claims by City officials that violence is decreasing, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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LAS: Unvaccinated Correction Officers Will Deepen Crisis in City Jails

The refusal by many correction officers to comply with the City’s vaccine mandate will exacerbate an already dangerous situation faced by incarcerated New Yorkers, reports POLITICO.
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LAS: Women Transferred From Rikers Report Threats, Assault

Women transferred to upstate prisons say correction officers have been verbally and physically abusive, according to the New York Daily News.
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Watch: Reggie Randolph Deserves Clemency, Not Continued Incarceration

Mr. Randolph, a client of The Legal Aid Society who has spent over 850 days in jail after a conviction for stealing cough medicine, is the subject of a new profile by the PIX11 News.
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Court: Use of Force Cases Against Correction Officers Must Proceed

A new order requires the City to calendar at least 400 backlogged disciplinary cases involving misuse of force within the next thirty days, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Suit Seeks Records on Missing Staff at City Jails

A work stoppage by corrections officers is denying New Yorkers in custody essential services and exacerbating an already dangerous situation, as reported by the Queens Daily Eagle.
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Work Stoppage Drives Humanitarian Crisis on Rikers Island

New data shows that over 2000 corrections officers were unavailable to work, paralyzing the Department of Correction's ability to keep New Yorkers in custody safe, according to Gothamist.
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National Advocates Join Call to End Transfer of Women, Transgender New Yorkers

Over fifty organizations have signed on to a letter opposing the ill-conceived transfer of individuals from Rikers Island to upstate prison facilities, reports POLITICO.
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LAS Demands Clemency for Medically-Vulnerable Client Trapped on Rikers

Reginald Randolph suffers from significant medical and mental health concerns and has been accepted for immediate placement into a supportive housing program with wrap around services, as reported by The Appeal.
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