Erika Eichelberger is an independent journalist and a former staff reporter at Mother Jones. She is based in New York.
Seeking Medical Care, Female Rikers Inmates Say They Faced Sexual Abuse
Six women claim a physician assistant at New York City’s notorious jail pressured them to exchange sexual favors for prescriptions, cigarettes and candy.
How Racist Is Solitary Confinement?
A New York study of 45,000 inmates shows that blacks and Hispanics are more likely than whites to be punished with solitary confinement, and less likely to receive diagnoses of mental illness.
Death and Neglect at Rikers Island Women’s Jail
Jackie Caquias died last June in Rikers custody. Her death fits into a pattern of medical lapses that are endangering women’s lives at New York’s most notorious jail.