Post Tagged with: "Rikers Island"

Frank Casco allied with Dominican gang Patria in order to get protected from beatings by both inmates and prison guards. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

Rikers Island: ‘Den of Horror’ for Latino Youths

Crime, In the News, Latino, New York August 22, 2014 at 5:19 pm

As Comptroller Scott Stringer denounces the “culture of violence” prevailing at New York City prisons, a former inmate narrates to El Diario the hell he went through while serving time at Rikers Island.

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.

A brush with deportation that changed one man’s path

Immigration, New York February 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Abraham Paulos tells Dominion of New York that he was arrested for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, then exonerated — and how the experience drove him to become an advocate for others in his situation.

Rikers Island

New law would keep immigrants from feds

Immigration, In the News October 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm

The New York City Council appears set to pass a bill to significantly limit the number of immigrant prisoners transferred to federal custody through the Criminal Alien Program (CAP) before they are released from Rikers Island prison.