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Court Rules Family of Incarcerated Woman Who Died of Asthma Attack Can Sue for Negligence

In recent news regarding the embattled Rikers Island correctional facility, a Manhattan appellate court determined that the family of Eva Luckey, a woman who died 12 years ago of an asthma attack while imprisoned in the facility may sue the facility for negligence. In this decision, the court restored the negligence claim Ms. Luckey’s family… Read More »

Diabetic Prisoner Dies After Being Denied Medical Treatment for Two Days

A new lawsuit against the Rikers Island correctional facility alleges that a diabetic man incarcerated in the facility died after being denied medical treatment for a full two days. Linda Mercado, the sister of inmate Carlos Mercado, claims that her brother fell into a diabetic coma and died after guards failed to respond properly to… Read More »

New York City settles on $2 Million Dollars in retribution for the wrongful death of a Rikers Island inmate

“Our Criminal Justice System failed this young man not once but twice causing his wrongful death. First, the Probation Department violated him and sent him to jail for working overtime at his job. Second, the Correction Department by allowing “The Program” a shakedown operation run by correction officers to exist at the Robert Davoren Juvenile Detention… Read More »