After a visit to Rikers Island, City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-25th) has introduced a measure to require the corrections commissioner to post a monthly report on prisoners being held apart from others.
A former inmate who allegedly snuck back into Rikers Island by impersonating a corrections officer has now been admitted back to the jail on a permanent basis.
The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.
A former corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years and 4 months in prison, after being convicted of sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Long Island.
In the past three months, the city has agreed to pay out nearly $4.4 million in settlements for prisoner beatings or deaths, according to a New York Times report.
Patrick Lott, 54, was an assistant principal at the Bernardsville Middle School, but he had been placed on an unpaid leave of absence after being arrested last December.
Sheriff Michael Sposato says the other inmate involved in the jailhouse quarrel could face charges.
Police say the 30-year-old south Jersey woman wrote in the message that she was being held against her will. Her brother called authorities in south Jersey, who notified Hackensack police.
Leo Moran faces murder charges in the death of his 74-year-old wife, Charlotte, who was beaten multiple times in their Chester Township home.
Wolfe entered the plea to two counts of murder, one count of kidnapping, assault and a weapons charge. The judge said he will sentence her to 22 years to life in prison on Nov. 2.
Anthony, wearing a pink T-shirt with blue jeans, left the jail at 12:14 a.m. with her attorney, Jose Baez. She was given $537.68 in cash from her jail account and escorted outside. She said nothing to reporters and others gathered outside.
Bail was set at $1 million for Abdul Shahid Aziz, who surrendered to city police Saturday. The 45-year-old Elizabeth resident was being held in the county jail, and officials didn’t know if he had retained a lawyer.
Monmouth County said a corrections officer found 18-year-old Zachery Sullivan in the county jail’s shower area. The death wasn’t considered suspicious, but an autopsy will be conducted.
The Southampton Village board voted 5-0 for the ban. Merchants have six months to start using paper or reusable bags.
Former New York Giants Super Bowl star Plaxico Burress is to get out of prison in June, after officials agreed Friday to shave about three months off his time behind bars in a gun case.