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Harold Quito, 22, spoke about how he was able to earn an electrical worker certification while he served his sentence. (Photo via El Diario)

At Rikers Island, Studying Is Possible Too

Education, New York December 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Thanks to a DOE program to help students serving jail time to finish their studies or learn a trade, hundreds of young Rikers Island inmates finish their secondary education every year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mariah Lopez (Photo by Donna Aceto via Gay City News)

Rikers to Open Transgender Unit

In the News, LGBTQ, New York August 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm

The prison will offer biologically born men who are transitioning to life as women the option of being assigned to the unit, Gay City News reports.