Yet another Rikers Island inmate died Wednesday morning, the fifth fatality in the corrections facility this year, less than a day after the city and federal government agreed on a reform plan.
Mary Yehudah, 31, had been held at the Rose M. Singer Center since February on a first-degree robbery charge, according to the Corrections Department. She died at 5:11 a.m. on May 18 after being brought to Elmhurst Hospital for medical assistance.
The Corrections Department did not provide details as to why Yehudah had been brought to Elmhurst Hospital. The cause of her death is now under investigation, and her body was brought to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.