Rikers nurse charged with taking bribes, giving contraband
Jeffrey Taylor, 48, was charged late Tuesday night with bribe receiving and promoting prison contraband at the city jail
By C1 Staff
NEW YORK — A Rikers Island health care worker provided contraband for inmates who were willing to pay for it, according to the NY Daily News.
Jeffrey Taylor, 48, was charged late Tuesday night with bribe receiving and promoting prison contraband at the city jail.
Taylor worked at Rikers for four years and is the 11th prison employee busted in a DOI investigation. He was arraigned Tuesday night in the Bronx.
A criminal complaint charged Taylor took orders from three inmates for an assortment of alcohol, including vodka, rum and flavored drinks.
He also provided loose tobacco so inmates could roll their own cigarettes, and once delivered 20 strips of the prescription opiate Suboxone for a $200 payoff.
The contraband would be stashed in an area where the three inmates were assigned to a cleaning crew. Once they recovered the contraband, they would then distribute it to other prisoners.
Taylor collected more than $2,200 in money sent by wire transfers, in amounts ranging from $25 to $299.99, between May and September 2014.
He works for Corizon Health Inc., a private company contracted by the city to provide health care for inmates.