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

Posted at 10:15 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last 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.