Rape crisis on Rikers Island

05 Jul Jails Action Coalition Reacts to Annual Release of Basic Stats Regarding Rape and Sexual Assault and Harassment on Rikers

#EndRapeOnRikers • nycjac.org ­­   WHAT: The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) released numbers detailing sexual assault and rape complaints on Rikers and in our City jails in calendar year 2016 on July 5, 2017 as per NYC Local Law 33. The number of complaints detailed in...

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25 Nov Demands for Addressing Rape in NYC Jails!

Any incarcerated person who is subjected to sexual abuse or sexual harassment in NYC jails must receive best-practice, evidence-based care and must be treated with utmost concern and professionalism. The Board must adopt standards that will prevent sexual violence to the greatest extent possible. But...

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19 Nov “Its inconcievable that something that we KNOW is ending prison rape should not be allowed because of the Prison Rape Elimination Act that doesn’t make any sense.”

Mik Kinkead of the Sylvia RIvera Law Project on the topic of what the PREA standards say about the Trans Gender Housing Unit: "SRLP maintains that the National PREA Standards DO actually allow for a voluntary Trans-Gender Health Unit. I am aware that the Dept of...

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17 Nov The NYC Board of Correction is Planning on Dismantling the Trans Housing Unit at Rikers

The NYC Department of Correction Commissioner is claiming that its plan to shutter the life-saving Trans Housing Unit, or THU, on Rikers Island alleging that PREA (the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act) prohibits the segregation of transgender inmates based on their anatomy. "Its our understanding that...

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06 Jul Brittany Kathryn Knapp Headlines Visions of Confinement Exhibition

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07 Feb Nicole Bartley: A Rikers Island correction officer who said she had fallen in love with an inmate, was charged on Sunday with raping him and conspiring to traffic marijuana into the jail for her caged lovebird

A Rikers Island correction officer who said she had fallen in love with an inmate, was charged on Sunday with raping him and conspiring to traffic marijuana into the jail for her caged lovebird. The probationary correction officer, Nicole Bartley, who was stationed at the George...

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