The decaying abandoned prison workhouse on Hart Island in New York on March 2014 The island, occupying 101 acres in the Long Island Sound on the eastern edge of the Bronx, contains the largest cemetery in the US.
Rikers Island inmates burying babies' caskets at Potter's Field on Hart Island, New York
Rikers officer suffers spinal injury in planned attack by inmates
A violent gang of five inmates left a city correction officer with a fractured spine after a premeditated beatdown on Rikers Island.
This piece, a collaboration between New York Magazine and The Marshall Project, tells the story of Rikers Island through the words and experiences of the people who are held there, work there or visit the jail often. It is simple in its premise — let’s ask the people of Rikers — and outstanding in its execution. I came away conflicted because the story did what great stories do: It made me see Rikers from all perspectives. — Fernanda Santos, Phoenix Bureau Chief
Rikers Island Inmate Says He Was Beaten And Sodomized By Guard