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Mayor Adams said he interviewed several people for the post, but Lynelle Maginley-Liddie stood out for her “emotional intelligence”
The $498,500 grant will be used toward re-entry services and initiatives; these programs target underlying systems that cause criminal behavior which can have an impact on recidivism rates
One correctional officer was stabbed “numerous times,” officials said, and another suffered “serious injuries to his face”
“Removing barriers to reentry and providing justice-involved individuals with a second chance is critical to the rehabilitation process,” NYS DOCCS Acting Commissioner Daniel Martuscello said
“Practices for reporting stabbings/slashings are so unregulated that the monitor no longer has confidence in the accuracy of the department’s data in this area,” the monitoring team said
Instead of the test for Erie County facilities, individuals can complete an online “training and experience” application that awards points for different levels of educational attainment and work experience
The Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, a five-story jail barge with 800 beds, opened as a temporary measure in 1982 to relieve crowding on Rikers Island
Sheriff: “My officers have a difficult job and should not be subjected to baseless complaints”
The $170,000 of unearned pay, including filing for overtime from Aruba, is alleged to have happened from July 2021 to January 2023
While awaiting sentencing of 10 years to life, David Lettieri has filed 51 lawsuits since November engaging “in a pattern of abuse of the judicial process”
A lawyer expressed City Hall’s interest in using the defunct Metropolitan Correctional Center to house migrants amid severe overcrowding in shelters
The report states there was also no captain on duty as a result of a staffing issue that left the Vierno Center eight captains short on the day the inmate died
Several inmates and around a dozen correction officers were treated for smoke inhalation; one inmate was burned so severely he was transported to the ICU
“Stabbings and slashing will exceed 300 this year with 6,000 uses of force — much high than other jail systems,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Powell said
After the prisoner used the bedsheets to rappel to a rooftop below, he made it down to the street, where he got into a taxi