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Matthew Matagrano

Man Gets 10 Years In Prison For … Sneaking Into Jail

Matthew Matagrano posed as a corrections officer, broke into jails and stole about $5,000 worth of equipment, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.

08/22/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

DA: 10 Correction Officers Indicted For Beating Of Rikers Inmate, Cover Up

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.

06/26/2013

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips (credit: Handout)

2 Correction Officers Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Rikers Island

Austin Romain and Khalif Phillips, both 31, were arrested Tuesday while they were at work.

06/18/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Rikers Corrections Officer Denies Striking Deals With Inmates For Drugs

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.

05/28/2013

Rikers Island aerial shot. (CBS Photo)

Councilman Disturbed By Use Of Solitary Confinement At Rikers Island

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.

04/13/2013

Matthew Matagrano

Authorities: Man Impersonated Corrections Officer To Get Back Into Jails

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.

03/03/2013

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Prisoners Released From Rikers Island To Deliver Thanksgiving Meals

A group of prisoners at Rikers Island were released Wednesday so they could deliver 700 Thanksgiving meals to the needy in Manhattan.

11/21/2012

Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina, in an interview with Dr. Phil (credit: CBS 2)

So-Called ‘UES Madam’ Anna Gristina Sentenced To Time Served In Prostitution Case

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.

11/20/2012

Petrosino Square Petition

Petitioners: Jail Cell Artwork In SoHo Park Is Insult To Italian-Americans

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.

CBS New York–10/10/2012

A view of buildings on Rikers Island penitentiary complex (file/credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Pays Out Millions In Settlements For Violence In Jails

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.

09/02/2012

(credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Judge Sets Trial Date For Alleged Upper East Side Madam Anna Gristina

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.

08/16/2012

Anna Gristina walks out of Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 (credit: CBS 2)

Atty On Gristina’s Release: ‘We’re Grateful She’s Home’

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.

06/27/2012

Anna Gristina and Family (credit: helpanna.org)

So-Called Millionaire Madam Anna Gristina To Get Out Of Jail On Monday

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.

06/17/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Anna Gristina Breaks Her Silence From Behind Bars At Rikers Island

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.

06/14/2012

Anna Gristina (credit: CBS 2)

Judge Panel Reduces Alleged UES Madam Anna Gristina’s Bail

“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.

06/12/2012

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