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Jay Z Applauds NY Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Announcement To Close Rikers Island Prison

Jay Z, the executive producer of the the powerful “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” documentary on Netflix, applauded New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Friday that the city plans on officially shutting down its Rikers Island prison facility. Check out the details below…

Jay Z Producing Docuseries On Kalief Browder, Bronx H.S. Student Who Committed Suicide After Being Trapped On Rikers Island for 3 Years [VIDEO]

Jay Z, in conjunction with the Weinstein Co., are set to produce an imortant docuseries detailing the story of Kalief Browder, the Bronx high school student who killed himself in 2015 after being trapped for three years on Rikers Island after being snatched off of the street by police over an alleged stolen backpack. Check out the details below…

Stacey Dash: ‘Kanye West Should Try Getting Raped In Rikers Island Prison To Understand What Rape Is’ [VIDEO]

Even though she was the main star in one of his hit videos (All Falls Down), Stacey Dash has a major bone to pick with Kanye West for comparing the paparazzi’s constant presence to being “raped”. Check it out below…

Rikers Island School Principal Makes a Positive Impact On Young Prisoner’s Lives

Today’s Hero..or should we say Heroine of the Day is a 50-year-old woman by the name of Tonya Threadgill of Wheatley Heights, L.I. Tonya is the principal of East River Academy which teaches incarcerated inmates ages 16 to 21. For the past 20 years, Tonya has been helping her students change their lives for the better by giving them the opportunity to fall in love with learning. Check out her inspirational story below…

Rikers Island Inmates Use Toilet In Attempt To Escape From Solitary Confinement

Four inmates in Rikers Island attempted to escape from solitary confinement by ripping a toilet out of the floor and smashing it through their cinderblock walls this past Monday. It seems as if their plan wasn’t well thought out though because once they got through the walls, they were still inside of the prison. Check out the details of their “almost” great escape below…