Prison History - Riker's Island
Riker's Island is located in New York. New York has owned the island, Riker Island, since the 1800s, but it was not made into a jail until 1935. It was made to replace Blackwell's island (now Roosevelt Island) jail. Today there are 10 jails on Riker's island. The jails house all kinds of inmates including the mentally ill.
People sentenced to a year or less are often sent to this jail, but people sentenced over a year are sent to a state prison. Riker's island has had many cases where an inmate filed a lawsuit on them, and is very high in crime rate inside the prison.
- He was ignored when complained
- He flew out of the wheelchair because the officers failed to secure him
- He was not treated properly or soon enough from his injuries
- It was said it was a "natural death"
- Jail was sued for neglect
"History of DOC - Department of Correction." History of DOC - Department of Correction. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.