Rikers Island inmate Victor Mercado is suspected to have died from COVID-19, according to his attorney. Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images A Bronx man who had been held at Rikers Island since ...
Victor Mercado, 64, had been awaiting trial on weapons charges since last July. Mercado tested positive for COVID last week ...
The 64-year-old man, who had underlying health problems, died at a hospital shortly after a judge granted his release, his ...
We take an in-depth look at the growing humanitarian crisis at the world’s largest jail complex, Rikers Island in New York ...
NEW YORK - A man held at Rikers Island has died shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, the man's attorney said.
An emergency order for compassionate release came minutes too late for a COVID-19 infected Rikers Island inmate and his loved ones. Wheelchair-bound Victor Mercado, 64, died shortly after Bronx ...
Another person has died following a suicide attempt before he was set to be sent to New York City's main jail complex where 13 inmates have died so far this year. According to the New York Times ...