The Horticultural Society of New York: The Hort's work in horticultural therapy began in 1989 on Rikers Island, one of the largest jail complexes in the world, housing a daily average of 13,000 inmates. The Hort created a program that converted two acres of moribund landscape into a lush garden, tended to — and cultivated by — inmates. Named the GreenHouse, this was the first program to use horticulture therapy to help incarcerated individuals, and the program still thrives today.
Beating photo of inmate released -judge says 6 guards should be fired
Brutal beating photo of inmate is released as judge says the six Rikers Island prison guards responsible should be fired Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2774400/Firing-proposed-6-NYC-guards-inmate-beating.html#ixzz3FFb9SSCz Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
U.S. Attorney Says Rikers Island Is Like "Lord Of The Flies" For Teenage Inmates
Federal prosecutors filed a lawsuit against New York City for alleged civil-rights violations at Rikers Island, demonstrating their impatience with the city’s efforts to improve conditions at the jail complex.