Rikers Island

Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.

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.

New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.

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.

Venida Browder, the 63-year-old the mother of the late Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after spending three horrific years being abused on Rikers Island, died of complications of a heart attack, or as her lawyer noted, "of a broken heart."

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