Rikers Jail in ‘State of Emergency’

“The level of disorder here is deeply, deeply troubling,” New York City Correction Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi said after viewing clips of three inmates attacking one another inside a cell at the sprawling Rikers Island facility.


CT Prisoners Were Promised Changes, Then Shackles Returned

In Connecticut, a supermax prison closed last month following documented harmful practices. But, when inmates were recently transfered to new facilities, they say the DOC behavior hasn’t changed, and that shackle beds have returned. This comes as the debate over the use of shackles in solitary confinement continues in legislatures around the country.