NYC Officer Allegedly Lets Inmate Use Her Cell Phone

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City correction officer is accused of bringing her cell phone into a jail and letting an inmate use it.

Rosalyn Wilkes, who worked at the Manhattan Detention Center, was charged on Monday with promoting prison contraband and taking her cell phone to work. She was suspended for 15 days and placed on modified duty with no inmate contact.

Prison rules prohibit officers from bringing their personal cell phones to work. Prosecutors say the inmate was in jail for weapons possession and robbery.

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Wilkes said she got permission from a supervisor to talk to the inmate. She said she knew him before he entered the prison system.

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  • sandy

    inmates should never be allowed to have sex w/their partner., nor should inmates be allowed to get married while incarcerated. the prisoners have more freedom than regular civilians. the get free medical, use of internet. weight room, and congenial visits with their partner. they are in prison for a reason, they should never have this great life while being incarcerated.

    • Tzorbana Ghnozransk

      I certainly agree. Much can be learned from the way the Iraqi’s treated their prisoners. The perfect prison system. Pure suffering 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Torture a prisoner to a near death state, and have medical technicians on hand to keep them alive during the process.

  • ebenezer whoopie

    consarnit, what the devil is a cell phone? is that some special phone for jail cells? i still have the same bell telephone that was installed in my home in 1943. how did they get one of those in jail?

  • Joshua

    What color was the officer and what color was the inmate?

  • william Jones

    They should not have access to any media social outlets, e-mail or cell phones. That’s why they call it incarceration..

  • Mr. Armenia

    Pest I didnt say anything wrong

  • Pest

    These types of peole like Armenia are what’s wrong with the world. Armenia “You’re an AHOLE”.

  • C.J.

    The must be from the same hood


    You “Sir” are a coward, a racist son-of-a you know what. She should have aborted you.
    Spit it out be the man you think you are. Directly say it…you coward who uses these type of forums to spew his racist guts.

  • RW

    Unbelievable that Mr. Armenia left that comment… I hope the administrator deletes and bans such comments from the site. Mr. Armenia – grow up.

    As for the ban on cell phones – There is a reason for monitored phone use by inmates – correction officers should know this best.

    Now let me go out and break the law, so Mr. Armenia can point his finger and say “look at the bad guy.”

    • Mr. Armenia

      RW I didnt say anything wrong now SHUT IT please

  • mr.turkey

    yes mr,armenia

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