Councilman Suggests De Blasio May Have Put Correction Commissioner Up To 'Bad Advice' DefenseWednesday marked another day of controversy for embattled New York City Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte.
DOI Commissioner: DOC Improperly Eavesdropped On Calls Between DOI Staff, Confidential InformantsThe alleged spying occurred "over a period of months this year" and "city rules expressly prohibit surveillance by DOC of calls made to DOI investigators," DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said.
Report: Correction Commissioner Was Away 90 Days Last Year Amid Violence Problems At RikersDepartment of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte used a city car to visit his home state of Maine and was away for 90 days last year amid violence problems at the Rikers Island jail complex.
Two Inmates Charged In Assault On Rikers Island Correction OfficerA prison guard remains in the hospital after officials said he was ambushed by inmates who repeatedly slashed him and nearly knocked him unconscious at Rikers Island.
DOI: Rikers Island Correction Officer Caught With Razor-Edged WeaponA correction officer at Rikers Island was arrested this weekend, on charges that he came into the jail complex with a razor-edged weapon.
De Blasio Defends Jails Commissioner Ponte After Daily News SlamMayor Mill de Blasio defended his corrections commissioner Monday, after a New York Daily News editorial called for his ouster following a record-breaking month of inmate violence in city lockups.
Jails Commissioner Ponte Asks For Another $28 Million For ReformsNew York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte told lawmakers Tuesday that an additional $28 million allocated to the fiscal year 2016 budget will help fund reforms at the troubled agency.
De Blasio Welcomes New Correction Officers Amid Troubles At Rikers IslandMayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed in a new group of correction officers, without making reference to recent problems that have plagued Rikers Island.
NYC Corrections Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Leg In BrooklynA New York City corrections officer was holstering his weapon when it accidentally fired, hitting him in the leg, at the Brooklyn Detention Complex on Atlantic Avenue, a spokesman for the Department of Correction said.
Judge Advises That 6 Rikers Island Guards Be Fired In Beating Of InmateIn a decision released Monday, an administrative law judge proposed that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate.
Report: Sharp Increase In Personal Injury Claims Against NYC Department Of Correction"Personal injury correction facility claims against the Department of Correction rose 37 percent between this year and last year, and have risen 114 percent since 2009," City Comptroller Scott Stringer said.
2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers IslandTwo New York City correction officers were charged Tuesday with trafficking cocaine and smuggling oxycodone and contraband into the Rikers Island jail complex.