What Comes Next?
Rikers Island is New York City’s primary jail complex, with a daily inmate population of approximately 10,000. The 400-acre complex consists of ten different jails that can hold up to 15,000 inmates in total. Rikers has come under criticism as a rise in violent attacks, between inmates and against corrections officers, has drawn public attention to perceived systemic corruption, abuses, and a culture of violence within the complex.
Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity,
The Rikers Island Smuggling Bust,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/public_integrity/85