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New York Inmates Describe Lack Of Protection Against COVID-19 [Video]

New York Inmates Describe Lack Of Protection Against COVID-19

The coronavirus has arrived at New York’s Rikers Island jail system and inmates are offered no protection against it. Inmates don’t have access to gloves or masks and only have cold water to wash..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published

Rikers Island Rate Of Coronavirus Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide [Video]

Rikers Island Rate Of Coronavirus Infection 7 Times Higher Than Citywide

The Coronavirus is spreading rapidly through New York City, even more so at Rikers Island and other jails, according to Legal Aid Society. The organization says the infection rate at local jails is..

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NYC’s Rikers Island Set to Release 300 Elder, Non-Violent Inmates Amid Pandemic [Video]

NYC’s Rikers Island Set to Release 300 Elder, Non-Violent Inmates Amid Pandemic

New York City is set to release around 300 elder, non-violent prisoners from Rikers Island as the coronavirus pandemic continues. Veuer’s Justin Kircher has the story.

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New York City To Release Select Inmates In Response To Coronavirus [Video]

New York City To Release Select Inmates In Response To Coronavirus

Mayor Bill de Blasio made a big announcement on March 24th, reports Business Insider. He said that he plans to release select inmates from city jails, including Rikers Island. This move would be an..

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NYC Correction Board Wants To Release Prisoners Amid Pandemic [Video]

NYC Correction Board Wants To Release Prisoners Amid Pandemic

At least 38 people at Rikers Island complex have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Report: Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus in NY Prison [Video]

Report: Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive for Coronavirus in NY Prison

Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the coronavirus, prison officials told a New York state newspaper Sunday, but lawyers and a publicist for the disgraced film producer said they have not been..

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Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Tests Positive for Coronavirus According to Deadline, Weinstein tested positive for the novel coronavirus at Wende Correctional Facility. Weinstein is one of two prisoners..

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Harvey Weinstein Moves From Rikers Island to Wende Correctional Facility in Alden | THR News [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Moves From Rikers Island to Wende Correctional Facility in Alden | THR News

Harvey Weinstein Moves From Rikers Island to Wende Correctional Facility in Alden | THR News

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Coronavirus Update: NYC Mayor Pushes 'Shelter In Place' Option While COVID-19 Hits NYPD, Rikers Island Guard [Video]

Coronavirus Update: NYC Mayor Pushes 'Shelter In Place' Option While COVID-19 Hits NYPD, Rikers Island Guard

Despite business closures and social distancing efforts, the number of coronavirus cases in the city is sharply increasing each day and showing no signs of slowing down, reports CBS2’s Aundrea..

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Harvey Weinstein heading to Rikers Island prison [Video]

Harvey Weinstein heading to Rikers Island prison

Harvey Weinstein is set to be discharged from hospital and transferred to New York's Rikers Island prison.

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Harvey Weinstein Back At Bellevue Hospital [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Back At Bellevue Hospital

Harvey Weinstein is back at Bellevue Hospital after being sentenced to 23 years in prison.

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Harvey Weinstein hospitalised with chest pains [Video]

Harvey Weinstein hospitalised with chest pains

Harvey Weinstein was back in Bellevue Hospital hours after he was sentenced to serve 23 years behind bars in Manhattan on Wednesday morning.

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Harvey Weinstein Case: Defense Team Asks For Sentence Of 5 Years [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Case: Defense Team Asks For Sentence Of 5 Years

Harvey Weinstein's attorneys say the 67-year-old has already suffered a "historic" fall from grace and has serious health issues. CBS2's Kristine Johnson reports.

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Harvey Weinstein Falls, Hits Head At Rikers Island [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Falls, Hits Head At Rikers Island

Convicted rapists Harvey Weinstein is being treated at Rikers Island infirmary after falling and hitting his head. CBS2's Maurice DuBois reports.

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Harvey Weinstein being moved to Rikers Island jail [Video]

Harvey Weinstein being moved to Rikers Island jail

Harvey Weinstein is being moved to the infirmary at Rikers Island prison, after he was found guilty of third-degree rape and a first-degree criminal sex act last week.

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Harvey Weinstein Moved To Rikers Island After Undergoing Heart Surgery [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Moved To Rikers Island After Undergoing Heart Surgery

He was taken to a hospital for chest pains after a Manhattan jury found him guilty of two charges on Feb. 24.

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Harvey Weinstein Transferred To Rikers Island Infirmary [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Transferred To Rikers Island Infirmary

Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein is spending is first night in jail Thursday. He was transferred Thursday afternoon from Bellevue Hospital to the infirmary in Rikers Island.

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Weinstein Takes Up Residence In Rikers Island Jail [Video]

Weinstein Takes Up Residence In Rikers Island Jail

Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was transferred to New York's Rikers Island jail complex on Thursday.

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Weinstein: Hospital To Rikers Island Jail [Video]

Weinstein: Hospital To Rikers Island Jail

FILE PHOTO: Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at the New York Criminal Court during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020...

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Harvey Weinstein Won't Give Up On Life [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Won't Give Up On Life

Spokesman for Harvey Weinstein said despite facing two decades in prison, he isn’t “giving up on life.” According to CNN, Weinstein remains in New York’s Bellevue Hospital and hasn’t been..

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Harvey Weinstein Won't Give Up On Life [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Won't Give Up On Life

Spokesman for Harvey Weinstein said despite facing two decades in prison, he isn’t “giving up on life.” According to CNN, Weinstein remains in New York’s Bellevue Hospital and hasn’t been..

Credit: Wochit     Duration: 00:32Published
Harvey Weinstein Gets Send To Hospital Before Being Moved To Rikers jail [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Gets Send To Hospital Before Being Moved To Rikers jail

Harvey Weinstein had breakfast at a Four Seasons hotel before he was meant to be placed in Rikers Island jail complex. According to Reuters, the former Hollywood film producer found guilty of rape and..

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Harvey Weinstein Verdict: Victims Speak Out As Convicted Rapist Hospitalized [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Verdict: Victims Speak Out As Convicted Rapist Hospitalized

Harvey Weinstein was detoured to Bellevue Hospital on Monday while on his way to Rikers Island after complaining of chest pains, but the next day women victimized by the former movie mogul were..

Credit: CBS 2 New York     Duration: 02:31Published
Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized With Chest Pains After Guilty Verdict [Video]

Harvey Weinstein Hospitalized With Chest Pains After Guilty Verdict

The former Hollywood movie producer was heading for Rikers Island on Monday when he was rerouted to New York's Bellevue Hospital.

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WEINSTEIN HOSPITAL AFTER GUILTY [Video]

WEINSTEIN HOSPITAL AFTER GUILTY

WEINSTEIN HOSPITAL AFTER GUILTY

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Fear behind bars as the coronavirus spreads

Something was wrong. The chow hall line at New York’s Rikers Island jail had halted. For three hours, the men stood and waited, without food, until a correctional officer quietly delivered the news:..
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The Legal Aid Society warns if the pandemic continues at this pace, the entire local jail population will be infected within a matter of weeks.
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With Shutdown Of Most Court Functions, The System Struggles To Monitor Released Defendants

with shutdown of most court functions, the system struggles to monitor released defendants
Agencies that normally monitor defendants pre-trial are hobbled by not being able to meet in person - but they are now monitoring inmates being released from Rikers Island because of the COVID-19..
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Mayor De Blasio Releasing Hundreds Of Inmates Out Of Rikers Island Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Rikers Island to release 300 nonviolent inmates convicted of misdemeanors amid coronavirus outbreak, de Blasio says

New York City will immediately release 300 inmates from Rikers Island, the city’s main jail complex, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. 
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Harvey Weinstein tests positive for coronavirus in prison

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein tested positive for the coronavirus at a state prison in New York while serving a 23-year sentence for rape and sexual assault, the head of the state correctional..
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Prison chaplains adapt as coronavirus limits their ministry

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38 Test Positive for Coronavirus in New York City Jails, Including on Rikers Island


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38 NYC inmates, including at Rikers, test positive for coronavirus

New York City’s vast jail system, which includes the notorious Rikers Island complex, is confronting the nation’s largest coronavirus jail outbreak to date as 38 people have tested positive for..
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"Unconscionable And Entirely Preventable": De Blasio Accused Of Dithering On Release Of Vulnerable Detainees

unconscionable and entirely preventable: de blasio accused of dithering on release of vulnerable detainees
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New York Courts Struggle to Dispense Justice in Coronavirus Era

The justice system is struggling to deal with the pandemic, turning to video arraignments and considering the release of older Rikers prisoners.
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Rikers Island inmate is first to test positive for coronavirus, de Blasio announces

An inmate at Rikers Island has tested positive for coronavirus and eight others who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 have been moved into isolation, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. 
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Harvey Weinstein Moved to New York State Prison for Better Medical Facility

Before being transferred to the maximum-security jail, the disgraced movie mogul shared his time between Rikers Island's medical unit and New York's Bellevue Hospital due to heart problems.
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Coronavirus leads some overseas prisons to release inmates; Rikers, other US prisons consider the same

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world claiming lives and rattling the global economy, major prisons U.S. prisons like Rikers are considering releasing their inmates to prevent a..
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Harvey Weinstein headed to maximum-security prison in upstate NY

NEW YORK — Convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein has been transferred to a maximum-security prison in upstate New York after spending just two days at Rikers Island. Weinstein left the North Infirmary..
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Correction Officer On Rikers Island Tests Positive For Coronavirus As Calls To Release Inmates Intensify

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Harvey Weinstein experiencing 'chest pains,' sent to Bellevue Hospital, spokesman says

Disgraced Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was convicted last month of rape and sexual assault against two women and sentenced on Wednesday to 23 years in prison, experienced chest pains..
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A spokesman tells CBS2 the former movie mogul stumbled Sunday without his walker, and has throbbing head pain. 
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Harvey Weinstein Has Been Moved to Rikers Island Jail Post-Heart Surgery

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Harvey Weinstein Reportedly Being Transferred To Rikers After Undergoing Heart Surgery

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