Rikers Island

Plus, Nigerian president apologizes for plagiarizing President Obama's past speech and six Rikers prison guards given prison time for beating an inmate.

A Rikers Island corrections officer has been charged with rape and conspiring to smuggle contraband after admitting to falling in love with an inmate – only to find out she was being used to bring him drugs, the New York Daily News reports. The incident came to light over the weekend when a drug-sniffing Department of Investigations dog […]

David Owens was leaving a late night shift at the Macy's flagship store when he was approached by two police officers in a train car for a crime he did not commit.

When 22-year-old Kalief Browder took his life, New York City heaved. Browder spent three years on Rikers Island, the infamous New York City jail where he…

In today’s NewsOne Top 5, we take a quick look at the stories trending on NewsOne.com that you are talking about. Today’s list includes: WATCH:…

For the three years Kalief Browder sat in New York’s Rikers Island, he probably wondered what the difference would have been if his family could…

John Legend hasn’t been keeping quiet on police brutality or mass incarceration. Now, he is taking it a step further with his essay for Vulture speaking out…

Reading about the suicide of Kalief Browder is heartbreaking. His story is one of many tragedies that moved me to drive to Albany last week,…

Kalief Browder, the 22-year-old who was horrendously abused by police officers on Rikers Island as a teen, was facing new charges shortly before his suicide on…

A 22-year-old man who spent three years in jail at New York City’s Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime died this weekend…