Department of Correction
Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston told a City Council committee that a malfunctioning damper diverted heat to the upper-level cell where a mentally ill veteran was found dead last month.
A new report paints a grim picture of mentally ill prisoners kept in solitary confinement at Rikers Island, and advocates have expressed hope that it leads to action.
One by one, seven corrections officers and three supervisors entered a plea of not guilty to the 53-count indictment in the beating of Jamal Lightfoot.
The ruling means Ronell Wilson could once again face the death penalty.
Prosecutors said federal correction officer Nancy Gonzalez, 29, was arrested Tuesday morning at her home in Huntington, Long Island.
The 28-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen around 11 p.m. Monday outside the USA Diner on Merrick Boulevard in Rosedale.
The bus was bound for Ulster Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison. The prisoners were being transported there after being held in New York City for court appearances.
The Department of Correction said Imam Aziz-Ud Bin Bilal was suspended without pay.
58-year-old Ronald Tackman is the stuff of legend around the courthouse.
The city Department of Correction spent $5,000 on 800 extra-extra-large neon shirts to be worn by visitors wearing gang symbols, swimwear or short skirts, among other attire.
A federal judge has ruled that Connecticut’s prisons department discriminated against more than 100 women who applied to be guards.
Advocates of the bill, which passed the General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee on a 29-12 vote, said it could reduce state prison costs as well as the number of reoffenders.
State prisons officials say a man awaiting trial on attempted murder and other charges has apparently committed suicide in his cell.
Immigrants and their advocates want New York City to limit the information it gives to federal authorities about who’s locked up in city jails.
The CT Dept. of Correction is revising its library policy in the wake of an investigation that found inmates had unrestricted access to works depicting graphic violence.