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  • Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened.

    06/18/2019 8:37:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 16 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | June 18, 2019 | William K. Rashbaum & Katie Benner
    Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman who is serving a federal prison sentence, had been expected to be transferred to the notorious Rikers Island jail complex this month to await trial on a separate state case. But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York. And then, on Monday, federal prison officials weighed in,...
  • Manafort not going to Rikers Island, will remain in federal custody after DOJ rejects move <tr>

    06/17/2019 11:09:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 17 2019 | Gregg Re, Jake Gibson, Catherine Herridge
    Paul Manafort not going to Rikers Island, will remain in federal custody after DOJ rejects move, source says The Justice Department has rejected New York County District Attorney Cy Vance Jr.'s attempt to have former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort transferred to the notorious Rikers Island prison complex ahead of his pending state court trial, amid questions as to why the move was even contemplated in the first place, Fox News is told. Fox News first reported earlier this month that a New York State judge ordered the transfer at Vance's request. However, because Manafort has been convicted on federal...
  • Scarborough Jokes About Manafort Being Locked Up in Rikers Island Hellhole

    06/10/2019 8:56:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    The liberal media feigns horror over "lock her up" refrains. But when it comes to a Trump associate actually being locked up in a notoriously awful jail, well, that's a cause for mirth and hilarity. And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Deep State: First, the attempted coup. Now, the political prisoner ...

    06/06/2019 10:22:49 AM PDT · by libstripper · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 6, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    Most people don't quite know what to make of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's alarm about Manhattan prosecutors' decision to throw President Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, into Rikers Island prison. It was an unprecedented move. Yet she's hardly a supporter of people connected to President Trump - she actually wants the president impeached. But she's right about what she's reading:
  • correction captain yanks officer's during Rikers Island training session — landing him in hospital

    09/12/2017 6:30:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies ^ | 8/31/1 | REUVEN BLAU
    Female correction captain yanks officer's genitals during Rikers Island training session — landing him in hospitalA training area for correction officers on Rikers Island recently turned into a nutcracker suite. Correction Officer Mike Lynch was treated at a hospital last week after Capt. Shaseannia Pittman grabbed his privates during a training session gone bad, the Daily News has learned.-snipLynch went to the hospital to seek treatment and was back on the job Wednesday, instructing fellow officers, according to sources. The union representing correction captains said the incident never would have happened if the department used same-sex instructors to teach evasive...
  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • Obama spying looks even worse than Trump claimed Intel source bombshell

    04/01/2017 9:15:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 155 replies
    WND ^ | March 31, 2017 | Garth Kant
    The spying by the Obama administration on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump reportedly was even worse than what he has alleged. And it had nothing to do with Russia but everything to do with politics. Sources in the intelligence community claim the potentially illegal revealing of names, or unmasking, of people in the Trump camp who were under surveillance was done purely “for political purposes” to “hurt and embarrass (candidate) Trump and his team.” The bombshell revelations come from rank and file members of the intelligence community who are fighting back against a stonewall by the leaders at the nation’s spy...
  • Close it? Campaign seeks to shutter NYC's Rikers Island jail

    01/09/2016 11:08:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2016 12:02 PM EST | Jake Pearson
    Inside and outside of New York City's government, chatter is increasing about a once-unthinkable idea: shutting down the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. A coalition of dozens of advocacy groups says it intends to pressure the mayor and other elected officials to take a stand, arguing the 400-acre island in the East River where most of the city's 10,000 inmates are held is too broken to be fixed, plagued by a culture of brutality, misconduct and corruption. They are up against a formidable opposition that derides the effort as a fantasy that ignores political and practical realities. ...
  • APNewsBreak: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

    07/08/2015 1:41:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2015 4:19 AM EDT | Jake Pearson
    Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies in an effort to divert them from the Rikers Island jail complex. An $18 million plan to be unveiled Wednesday will allow judges to instead require that people accused of certain crimes be monitored while they wait for their trial. …
  • Brazen Bull: They’re from the government, and they’re here to hurt (Homeless vet roasted)

    04/20/2014 11:06:12 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    New York City has roasted a man to death. Jerome Murdough, like a very large share of New York City’s homeless, was mentally ill. According to his family, he suffered from both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, along with what his mother gently describes as “beer problems.” He was a former Marine who was in and out of homeless shelters, hospitals, and the occasional jail cell, with eleven misdemeanor convictions for trespassing, public drinking, drug possession, and the like. During what was an unusually bitter winter in New York, Mr. Murdough sought shelter in an unsecured stairwell in a Harlem housing...
  • Homeless veteran ‘baked to death’ in Rikers cell (NYC prison)

    03/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    AP via MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 19, 2014 2:51 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old former Marine was on anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medication, which may have made him more vulnerable to heat....
  • Strauss-Kahn in Rikers Island jail until Friday court appearance (Victim Too 'Ugly' to Rape?)

    05/17/2011 8:16:25 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 49 replies
    RFI English ^ | 17 May 2011 | None listed
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn is set to appear in court again on Friday after being denied bail in the rape case against him on Monday. The French Socialist politician and International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief spent the night in New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail, where officials say he will not have contact with other prisoners for his own safety. Because of a perceived risk of attacks on famous people, Strauss-Kahn will only leave his cell accompanied by a prison-guard, the officials say. ______ Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers claimed in court that he left the hotel where the rape is said to have taken...
  • Swine Flu Sweeps Rikers Island [NY prison]

    06/05/2009 11:14:35 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 7 replies · 576+ views
    MyFOX ^ | 6/4/9 | Dick Brennan
    MYFOXNY.COM EXCLUSIVE - Fox 5 interviewed a Rikers Island...
  • Jail for Gay, Transgender Inmates to Close

    12/29/2005 5:51:49 PM PST · by rightwinggoth · 25 replies · 786+ views
    Yahoo! -- AP ^ | 29 Dec 2005 | David B. Caruso
    NEW YORK - One of the nation's few jail dormitories specifically for gay or transgender prisoners is closing on Rikers Island, prompting complaints from some activists who say it is a needed safe haven. The unit stopped accepting new inmates last month at the direction of Department of Correction Commissioner Martin Horn. With only 56 inmates left in the unit Thursday, it could be shut entirely within the next few weeks, the department said. Plans call for the specialized unit to be replaced with a new protective custody system that would be available to prisoners who feel threatened, regardless of...
  • Muslim chaplain barred from counseling NYC inmates because mosque allegedly linked to al-Qaida

    03/21/2003 12:36:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 8 replies · 534+ views
    AP | 3/21/03
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A Muslim chaplain who counsels inmates in the city's Rikers Island jail has been reassigned because of his ties to a mosque authorities say is linked to al-Qaida fund raising. Amin Awad, who was named president of the board of trustees at Al-Farooq mosque earlier this month, cannot have contact with inmates and has been reassigned to administrative duties, Tom Antenen, a spokesman for the city Department of Correction, said Friday. Awad, who has counseled Rikers inmates since 1998, is one of seven Islamic chaplains in the city's correctional system, Antenen said. The department has 23...

    03/22/2003 2:06:14 AM PST · by sarcasm · 2 replies · 439+ views
    AP ^ | March 22, 2003
    <p>A chaplain at Rikers Island has been banned from counseling inmates because of his ties to a Brooklyn mosque linked to al Qaeda fund-raising.</p> <p>Amin Awad, who was named president of the board of trustees at Al-Farooq mosque earlier this month, cannot have contact with inmates and has been reassigned to administrative duties, Tom Antenen, a spokesman for the city Department of Correction, said yesterday.</p>