Rikers Island

Aitabdel Salem was arrested on November 21, 2014 for allegedly attacking a NYPD officer after being accused of stealing a coat in New York City, and his bail was set at $25,000. Only 5 days later for his follow up court date, Salem was not at present when a judge dropped his bail to only […]

The Kalief Browder story is one of the saddest cases of injustice within the police system and an unfortunate end to a young life gone far too soon. Many have watched this terrible story unfold by watching the Spike documentary about his life and its sad end, however that still hasn’t stopped others from being […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.

On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio voiced support in closing Rikers Island, a jail marred with a lengthy, contentious history.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans on renovating Rikers Island.

Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.

The documentary dives into the fundamentally broken parts of the criminal justice system and personifies it with Browder's story.

The Fort Worth Police Department will drop charges against Jacqueline Craig and Brea Hymond.

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

Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s database. Cases involving African Americans also tend to receive less media coverage than missing Whites, with missing men of color getting even less attention. NewsOne has partnered with the […]

The bill will be introduced to the Senate and if it passes, will be signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo.