Rikers Island

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Ri·kers Island

 (rī′kərz)
An island in the East River off the south coast of the Bronx, New York City. Part of the Bronx borough, it is the site of a large jail facility.
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A Riker's Island inmate died earlier this month after the jail staff allegedly delayed the process of getting him proper medical care, reports stated.
In Ben and Josh Safdie's frenetically paced Cannes-winning crime thriller 'Good Time,' Robert Pattinson delivers the best performance of his career as Connie, a bank robber who, after a heist that goes awry, spends the night trying to save his mentally ill brother Nick (Benny Safdie) from being sent to Riker's Island prison.
Every Wednesday night she works with other Stella alumni at Riker's Island, New York City's main jail complex, teaching acting workshops to adult male inmates.
For almost a third of its length, 04/22 extends in a northeasterly direction into New York's East River on top of concrete pillars adjacent to the city's notorious Riker's Island jail, which may well be closed and demolished in the next few years.
She became part of the National Counsel for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women, is a Justice in Education scholar at Columbia University, and will be teaching a class on Riker's Island called "The Anthropology of Violence" starting next month.
Some became globetrotting, in-demand muralists, though this, to be sure, is a tamer art form: the work of mural painters earns money, not time at Riker's Island.
She has worked with such clients as the Waldorf-Astoria, Morgan Post Office and Riker's Island and chairs the NY Fire Alarm Association's committee supporting children in bum centers.
Wayne also said his jail journal full of notes he took during his stay at Riker's Island in New York on gun charges is being turned into a book.
She had been held at the grim Riker's Island prison in New York in conditions which she said left her feeling like a "war criminal".
That American dream is now well and truly over for Anna Gristina as she awaits trial at New York's notorious Riker's Island prison.
She also taught a poetry class at Riker's Island prison.
foot-by-13 foot cell at New York's Riker's Island jail.