Tag: department of corrections
3 days ago
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Convicted rapist NY doctor Ricardo Cruciani ID’d as Rikers Island inmate who killed self: sources

Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower with a sheet wrapped around his neck at the Eric M. Taylor C...

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8 days ago
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NYC DOC has to pay $200K to detainees who missed medical visits: judge

“The Department of Correction has continuously and egregiously failed to fulfill its lawful and moral obligation to p...

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13 days ago
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NYC correction captain who works on Rikers Island contracts monkeypox

At least two uniformed Department of Correction staffers, including a captain who works directly with detainees, have...

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20 days ago
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Ivana Shatara barred from Alabama execution for ‘too short’ skirt

“I have worn this skirt to prior executions without incident,” Ivana Hrynkiw Shatara said about her “inappropriate” o...

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23 days ago
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Family of Rikers inmate files $50M wrongful death notice of claim against NYC

Relatives of a female Rikers Island inmate who died in custody filed a $50 million notice of claim against the city T...

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27 days ago
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Dion Middleton, correction officer accused of murdering Bronx teen, feared for his life: attorney

Don Middleton, 45, fired a single shot toward a car that allegedly killed 18-year-old Raymond Chaluisant after he fel...

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29 days ago
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Rikers Island correction officer says she was denied medical aid at notorious jail

Rikers Island Correction Officer Gianna Abreu said she was refused medical aid for hours until a fellow officer who s...

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about 2 months ago
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Mayor Eric Adams staunchly defends DOC as detainee death count rises

Earlier this week, two detainees died in custody, one of a suspected drug overdose, which brought the DOC’s total dea...

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about 2 months ago
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Suspect who hanged self at NYC pen dies — 2022 DOC death count to nine

Antonio Bradley, 28, was at Bronx Supreme Court on June 10 for an appearance on felony firearm charges when he hung h...

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about 2 months ago
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NYC reveals eighth DOC custody death so far this year — the second in two days

Albert Drye, 50, succumbed at the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward around 11:30 a.m. after he was transported to the inf...

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2 months ago
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NYC shutting down Rikers facility over staffing crisis, conditions

The Otis Bantum Correctional Facility, which housed 152 people at the start of June, will close so the DOC can redepl...

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2 months ago
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Squalid, crowded conditions return to Rikers Island intake center

Rikers Island’s Eric M. Taylor Center is overrun with detainees packed in small, fetid pens for days on end with litt...

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3 months ago
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Sixth inmate dies in NYC jail system this year

An inmate found dead at Rikers Island makes them the sixth total inmate to die within the NYC jail system.

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3 months ago
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NYC jails record fifth inmate death this year

New York’s troubled city jail system recorded its fifth inmate death Wednesday — just hours after a federal monitor r...

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3 months ago
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NYC jails still ‘potentially life-threatening’ despite Eric Adams’ efforts, reform report says

The conditions in the troubled city jail systems are still “severe and potentially life-threatening” despite Mayor Er...

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3 months ago
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NYC correction officer jumps to death from Verrazzano Bridge: sources

The 38-year-old officer was observed parking his car mid-span on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge and jumping in...

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3 months ago
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams’ new task force to address Rikers Island crises

“Rikers Island has been mired in dysfunction and plagued by parallel crises for decades. We cannot — and will not — a...

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3 months ago
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First Rikers Island inmate death of 2022 was overdose: officials

The first inmate to die on Rikers Island this year suffered from a fatal fentanyl and heroin overdose, officials ruled.

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3 months ago
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Rikers inmate Dashawn Carter was in psych hospital before apparent suicide

Dashawn Carter is the fourth in-custody death at the troubled jail complex so far this year. The medical examiner is ...

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3 months ago
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Inmate dies by suicide on Rikers Island, fourth death at embattled jail this year

Dashawn Carter, who arrived on Rikers Thursday on burglary and robbery charges, was discovered by a correction office...

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4 months ago
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Mayor Adams says he’ll release taxes, calls reporter ‘arrogant’ for asking

Adams on Tuesday evening explained that he’s not legally required to reveal his tax returns, while moaning that an un...

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4 months ago
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NYC Correction captain allegedly used fake funeral notice to scam woman out of $40K

Steve Francois, a captain at the city’s Department of Correction, allegedly scammed a woman by soliciting cash from h...

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4 months ago
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Eric Adams begs for a ‘chance’ to fix Rikers after feds threaten independent takeover

Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday begged New Yorkers to give him a “chance” to fix the dangerous conditions at the city-r...

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4 months ago
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Rikers jailers accused of smuggling contraband to Bloods gang members

Two NYC correction officers smuggled contraband to Bloods gang members on Rikers Island, the feds alleged Tuesday.

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5 months ago
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NYC inmates miss medical visits thanks to DOC court order violation: data

Scores of inmates are continuing to miss medical appointments despite a recent court order requiring the DOC to fix t...

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5 months ago
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Bronx DA drops case against Rikers correction officer accused of sneaking razor to inmate

Bronx prosecutors have dropped charges against a New York City correction officer who was accused of smuggling a razo...

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6 months ago
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Rikers inmate found dead, first in DOC custody this year

The unnamed person had been in the jail since September 5, 2021 the city said. An investigation is underway in the ca...

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7 months ago
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NYC jail boss viciously beat estranged wife: court docs

Shon Brown, an assistant deputy warden at the Manhattan Detention Complex, allegedly slashed the tires on his wife’s ...

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7 months ago
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NYC DOC officials admit inmates aren’t getting medical care, court records show

The NYC Department of Correction admitted it’s failed to provide inmates with medical care, prompting The Legal Aid S...

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7 months ago
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Female, trans inmates who were moved upstate will return to Rikers: DOC

The Department of Correction announced that the female and transgender inmates who were forced upstate amid a staffin...

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7 months ago
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Rikers Island inmates plot hunger strike over poor conditions ahead of Biden’s NYC visit

A handwritten note was secretly circulated among inmates urging them to go on hunger strike ahead of President Biden’...

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7 months ago
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DOC cracking down on staff assaults – seeking quicker inmate rearrests

The newly-minted city corrections commissioner is cracking down on staff assaults and seeking quicker rearrests for a...

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7 months ago
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Rikers guard smuggled drugs to try to score a job promotion: lawyer

Corruption in the ranks of Rikers Island correction officers is so bad that one convicted jail guard claims he smuggl...

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8 months ago
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NYC jails pause in-person visits as COVID spread hits ‘crisis level’

New York City jails will pause in-person visits as the rate of coronavirus spread hit “crisis level,” The Post has le...

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8 months ago
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Eric Adams to tap head of Las Vegas jail system to run NYC DOC

Mayor-elect Eric Adams is expected to announce Louis Molina, who has two decades of law enforcement experience, as he...

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8 months ago
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16th inmate dies while in Department of Correction custody this year

Another inmate on Rikers Island died early Wednesday — adding to the growing tally of deaths in the troubled city jai...

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8 months ago
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NYC correction officers union sues city over vaccine mandate

The union representing NYC’s correction officers sued City Hall on Wednesday in hopes of halting the “draconian vacci...

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9 months ago
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Nearly 600 NYC correction officers face unpaid leave for remaining unvaccinated

The roughly 570 uniformed members will be relieved of duty if they showed up for their shifts without getting immuniz...

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9 months ago
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Rikers needed $57 million in emergency repairs amid summer crisis: docs

The deteriorating conditions at Rikers Island from this past summer could cost taxpayers as much as $57 million.

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9 months ago
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Over 1,000 NYC correction officers still unvaccinated ahead of today’s deadline

If the unvaccinated corrections officers don’t get a COVID-19 shot by today, they will be put on unpaid leave — addin...

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