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 2020

  • [USA Today] Many people in jail are eligible to vote. But casting a ballot behind bars isn't easy [10.30.20]

  • [DOC] We Were There: Reflections from NYC's Boldest 19 Years Later [9.11.20]

  • [Yahoo! News] First Responder Friday honors Correction Officer Erica Vernon [9.11.20]

  • [ABC7] First Responder Friday: NYC Correction Officer Erica Vernon [9.11.20]

  • [Daily News] The unsung, unseen heroes of 9/11: NYC Department of Correction officers ran to help at Ground Zero [9.6.20]

  • [News12] DOC’s food drive at Rikers Island collects food for those affected by COVID-19 [7.10.20]

  • [DOC] DOC Hosts ‘Boldest Food Drive’ for Families Impacted by COVID-19 [6.30.20]

  • [Medium] A Message from the New York City Department of Correction [5.7.20]

  • [Labor Press] Correction Officer Saves The Day On The LIRR [3.13.20]

  • [YouTube] NYC Department of Correction Celebrates Black History Month [2.26.20]

  • [BBC] Beats, rhymes and justice: Hip-hop on Rikers Island (part 1) [2.22.20]

  • [News 12] Best of the Bronx: Henry Ukazu empowers youth through mentorship program [2.10.20]

  • [PIX11] Ex-boyfriend gets 40 years to life for ambush slaying of correction officer in Brooklyn [02.05.20]

  • [PIX11] Exclusive: Rose Petal Boutique opens at Rikers Island [01.31.20]

  • [New York Post] Corrections Officer behind Cuomo’s BQE rescue describes scene [01.07.20]

  •  2019

  • [NY1] City Prepares for State Bail Reform Law, Sees Jail Population at Record-Low 6,000 [12.28.19]

  • [New York Times] The Rikers Coffee Academy [12.27.19]

  • [NEWS 12] Law enforcement officers give back through 'Ballin' For Christmas' event [12.21.19]

  • [DOC] NYC Department of Correction Fraternal Organization Volunteers to Help Bahamas Hurricane Victims [12.20.19]

  • [DOC] NYC Department of Correction Brightens Lives of Children During Holiday Season [12.18.19]

  • [Daily News] Sex abuse in NYC jails: Dept. of Correction says it’s on the path of reform [11.30.19]

  • [Daily News] New York City jail menus will be meatless on Mondays [11.27.2019]

  • [Crains / NYTimes] As NY Plans New Jails, Norway Serves as an Unlikely Model [11.12.19]

  • [Patch] Rikers Island Detainees Register To Vote With City's Help [10.4.19]

  • [New York Times] The Secret Jailhouse Garden of Rikers Island [10.4.19]

  • [Curbed] What can New York City Learn from Norway about Designing humane jails? [9.19.19]

  • [News12] New Yorkers can post bail at new window at Bronx Criminal Court [9.17.19]

  • [CorrectionsOne] DOC shares stories of unsung CO heroes who responded on 9/11 [9.11.19]

  • [NY1] Rikers Island's New Scanners Provide a Glimpse Inside an Inmate's Body [9.9.19]

  • [NY1] Memorial Honors the DOC Officers Who Answered the Call on 9/11 [9.8.19]

  • [WPIX CHANNEL 11] EXCLUSIVE: New facility on Rikers Island gives young inmates new hope [9.6.19]

  • [NY1] Correction Officer Group Hosts Backpack Giveaway [9.1.19]

  • [NYPost] Newly-minted correction officer follows dad’s, grandfather’s footsteps [7.31.19]

  • [CBN News] 21 Rikers Island Inmates Dedicate Their Lives to Jesus During a Hillsong NYC and Prison Fellowship Event [7.28.19]

  • [DOC] NYC Department of Correction Welcomes New Director of LGBTQ+ Initiatives [7.26.19]

  • [NYDN] NYC jail admissions down almost 50% since 2014 [7.15.19]

  • [Fund for City of NY] Fund for the City of New York Honors DWIC John Gallagher [May 2019]

  • [NYPost] How Hurricane Sandy improved mental health treatment on Rikers Island [5.23.19]

  • [BronxTimes] Aspiring correction officer overcomes homelessness [5.22.19]

  • [amNY] Bronx man's journey to a Manhattan College degree started in Rikers [5.21.19]

  • [The Chief-Leader] For John Jay Students, an Education In Reality, Humanity at Rikers Island [5.10.19]

  • [Guyana Times International] New York City Renames Street to Honour Slain Guyanese Correction Officer [5.10.19]

  • [Corrections One] NYC DOC’s employee wellness center is an investment in officer well-being [5.7.19]

  • [QNS.COM] Fallen correction officer Jonathan Narain honored in South Richmond Hill [5.7.19]

  • [NYDN] Inmates in NYC jails can now make free phone calls [5.1.19]

  • [Playbill] How the Stella Adler Studio Gives former Inmates a Second Chance at Life [4.26.19]

  • [Queens Daily Eagle] City may include dads in family field trip program for detained parents [4.19.19]

  • [News 12] Study: New NYC Jails will be Safer and More Modern for Inmates [3.22.19]

  • [The New Yorker] Inside the Mayor’s Plan to Close Rikers [3.22.19]

  • [Bronx Justice News] Exclusive: Violence Down Sharply at Horizon Juvenile Center in Bronx, Records Show [3.21.19]

  • [CNN] More Mothers are Ending up Behind Bars. Meeting the Needs of their Children is Becoming a Bigger Priority [3.18.19]

  • [NY1] Cardinal Dolan Holds Ash Wednesday Mass on Rikers Island [3.7.19]

  • [WPIX 11] Cardinal Timothy Dolan was on Rikers Island Today for Ash Wednesday Mass with female inmates [3.6.19]

  • [Current News] Cardinal Timothy Dolan Celebrates Mass at Rikers Island [3.6.19]

  • [WPIX 11] DOC Paws of Purpose Program [2.5.19]

  • [News12] Jail program teaches inmates about parenting [1.28.19]

  • [Caribbean Life News] Haitian correctional officers celebrate creation of new org [1.24.19]