Former Rikers Inmate Who Received Settlement Is Fatally Shot in Brooklyn Brooklyn Reader November 28, 2015 November 28, 2015, 12:33 am Robert Hinton, a former Rikers Island inmate who was awarded $450,000 in September to settle a lawsuit over a severe beating by prison guards in 2012. He had hoped to buy a house. Click here to view original web page at www.nytimes.com Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.