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Data and Statistics


  • Consistently over 90% of women and gender expansive people detained on Rikers Island are held in the Rose M. Singer Center.

  • In mid-March 2021, DOC Reported 276 women in custody
    • 53 (19%) were flagged for parole violations
    • 39 (14%) were charged with A misdemeanors
    • 40 (15%) were held on cash bail set below $10,000
    • 56 ( 20%) were held on cash bail set below $20,000
    • 71 (25%) were held on cash bail set below $50,000 
    • 66 (24%) were charged with property crimes
    • 19 (7%) were charged with drug crimes
  • A source at Health + Hospitals, Correctional Health in Mid November 2020 informed us that:
    • 23% have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness (SMI)
    • 18% receive medicated assisted treatment (MAT) 
    • 21% identified as being homeless/ having unstable housing upon admittance to Rikers
    • 32% identified as being homeless/ having unstable housing upon release from Rikers

***These numbers and data can change and fluctuate at any given time. They will be updated regularly.