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[WATCH] Lo Lifes’ Thirstin Howl The 3rd Recalls Being On Rikers Island When His “Unsigned Hype” Ran In The Source Magazine

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Former Source Magazine Editor Soren Baker sat down with Lo Lifes General Thirstin Howl III on his Unique Access show and talked about his “Unsigned Hype” feature in the August 1997 issue of The Source Magazine. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper, producer, director and actor revealed to Baker that he was […]

Number of COVID-19 Cases in NYC Correctional Facilities Soar Even Though Inmates are Being Released

NY City Council Backs Mayor De Blasio in Closing Rikers Island

NYC Department of Corrections reported on Friday (March 27) of a recent spike of inmates and employees with COVID-19. However, correctional facility populations have been decreasing. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information According to the New York Post, on Friday the department reported that 103 COVID-19 tests came back positive. However, that number was only 73 […]

NYPD Still Arresting For Non-Violent Crimes Amid Coronavirus Crisis


Law enforcement agencies around the country have been issuing memos to their officers to stop arresting people for non-violent offenses amid the Coronavirus outbreak, however, the NYPD, the largest police department in America, must not have gotten the memo. Even though New York City is leading the country in Covid-19 cases, the NYPD is “not […]

PRISONS’ WORST FEAR! Rikers Island Has its First Inmate to Contract the Coronavirus

NY City Council Backs Mayor De Blasio in Closing Rikers Island

One of the most dangerous scenarios to possibly happen in New York state regarding the global coronavirus pandemic has come to pass. The first inmate in Rikers Island prison has tested positive for COVID-19 has been identified, shortly after a correction officer was diagnosed with the disease. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Wednesday, the […]

Harvey Weinstein to Get Transferred From Rikers Island to New York State Prison

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It hasn’t even been a month since Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison and he’s moved around more than a cranky baby. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information He was admitted to Bellevue Hospital because his blood pressure spiked, but was shortly discharged and went back to Rikers Island. After two days, he […]

Tupac. Lil Wayne. Tekashi 6ix9ine. Bobby Shmurda. ASAP Rocky. DMX. Casanova. Foxy Brown. Maino. Now Harvey Weinstein. #RikersResidents

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Harvey Weinstein has now joined the Rikers Island distinguished fraternity of criminals. Until he hears his sentencing, he will find himself behind bars at the jail that have housed the likes of Tupac, DMX, Foxy Brown, ASAP Rocky, and Casanova. Weinstein may even bump cafeteria trays with Brooklyn’s Bobby Shmurda or Tekashi 6ix 9ine. Either […]

NYC Launches Voter Registration in Its Correctional Facilities


The Big Apple firmly believes that everyone should have the right to vote, even inmates. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information NYC has launched a voter registration in the city’s jails where its 8,000 inmates can sign up to vote and turn in their absentee ballots to the jail. The Department of Corrections says that 2,000 […]

BREAKING: Tekashi 6ix9ine Released From Riker’s Island Today


Friday The 13th wasn’t an unlucky day for Tekashi 6ix9ine. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information According to a recent Instagram post from Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine’s manager Tr3y Way, Tekashi was just released from Riker’s Island today (July 13). The rainbow-haired rapper showed his obvious relief of being released from the belly of the beast […]

Tekashi 6ix9ine Transferred To Riker’s Island’s Contagious Disease Unit For His Safety

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Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been transferred to Riker’s Island’s Contagious Disease Unit for his safety. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The “Gummo” rapper was sent to the 140-cell portion of the infamous NYC facility, which is mainly used to house inmates fighting illness. It’s also used to house high-profile or celebrity inmates who, for […]

Shanduke McPhatter Talks Gangsta Gala III and Gun Violence with The Source


Third time’s a charm is the theme of the gala the organization Gangstas Making Astronomical Community Changes a.k.a. G.M.A.C.C. is hosting on May 4th at the Sand Castle in Long Island, NY. The event will host community leaders and elected officials who work and support the organization and its work with gun violence. This will […]

Rikers Island Captain Caught On Camera Kissing Inmate Resigns

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Shantay Dash, a high ranking, veteran officer of the New York City Department Of Corrections has resigned after a cell phone video of her kissing an inmate being held on Rikers Island surfaced. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Captain Dash can be seen in a short video kissing a prisoner, then high fiving him, all […]

Jay-Z Talks About Meeting Kalief Browder At Sundance Film Festival

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a special appearance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to discuss his timely documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The six part series delves into Browder’s life, his time behind bars as well as his untimely death. The 16 year old, who was arrested for stealing […]

Get Hooked On HBO’s Latest Mini-Series Success: The Night Of


Last night (Saturday, July 30) HBO played host to an advance screening of one of its latest success stories, The Night Of. Taking place at The London in West Hollywood, CA., some of the mini-series’ key players, actors and creators alike came together to provide insight to the thriller that has everyone counting down the […]

Ex-Rikers Island Guard Sentenced To 90 Days For Attacking Inmate And Covering It Up

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Former New York City correction officer Victor Rodman was sentenced to spend 90 days behind bars for attacking inmate Carlos Sanchez on Rikers Island in July 2009, along with attempting to cover-up the incident. Rodman, had previously spent over 20 years as a correction officer but resigned immediately after he was indicted. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]