Matthew Matagrano posed as a corrections officer, broke into jails and stole about $5,000 worth of equipment, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
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.
Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips, both 31, were arrested Tuesday while they were at work.
Robert Winfield is accused of demanding drugs from inmates in return for getting their sentences shortened, which is something he cannot do in his role as corrections officer.
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.
A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.
Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side madam,” was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison after pleading guilty to a single count of promoting prostitution, but got credit for time served.
Some opponents have launched a petition demanding that Mayor Michael Bloomberg stop a replica of a Rikers Island jail cell from being mounted in Petrosino Square in SoHo, calling the exhibition an insult to Italian-Americans.
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.
A judge has refused to dismiss the case against Anna Gristina, the suburban mom accused of earning millions of dollars by selling sex to wealthy clients.
Anna Gristina, the so-called “Upper East Side Madam,” looked tired and overwhelmed by cameras as she walked out of Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday with her attorney and family by her side.
CBS 2 has confirmed that the so-called millionaire madam will get out of jail on Monday. Anna Gristina’s family has come up with $250,000 collateral for her bail.
Stuck in Rikers since February, Gristina has finally won a reduction in bail and could walk free in days. The mother of four told “The Today Show” her time behind bars has taken a toll on her family.
“After reviewing the entire record… we find the amount of bail set by the trial court was unreasonable and an abuse of discretion,” the judges wrote. They made note that Gristina has no criminal record.