NOW ON PIX11 TV: A rare, inside look at Rikers Island

Posted: 10:15 PM, Feb 27, 2017
Updated: 2017-02-27 23:41:15-05

It’s New York’s big house with a bad reputation: Rikers Island.

In 2016, there were nearly 12,000 instances of violence for a population of 10,000 inmates.

PIX11’s Dan Mannarino is getting unprecedented access to this jail complex to investigate the trouble, abuse, and violence from inside Rikers .

Can Rikers Island be fixed? Join us for the full story, Monday night at 10:30 p.m.