Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro has a major problem: a massive breach of jail security. The Voice has learned that a convicted sex offender with a long rap sheet was recently able to repeatedly drive onto Rikers Island and roam jails and other highly secure areas over a period of more than week ... More >>
Okay folks, admittedly we're kind of hard on the Correction Department. We've published a bunch of articles about bad goings on out in the Rikers Island jails in recent years. But this time, we're going to throw some kudos to Commissioner Dora Schriro and Mayor Bloomberg for starting a new program t ... More >>
A major shakeup in the upper echelons of the city Correction Department took place late last week, amid word of two more slashings, including one in the troubled teen jail, the Voice has learned.
Three senior Correction officials were reassigned, including the Assistant Chief of Security Mark Scott ... More >>
The city Correction Department has been hit with a new very toughly worded class action lawsuit alleging a program of excessive violence by correction staff on inmates throughout the jail system.
Eleven inmates allege that they were severely beaten by correction staff, including Mark Nunez who clai ... More >>
In the wake of a Village Voice report on violence at a troubled city jail, city and state child welfare authorities should investigate whether adolescents are being abused there, a former high ranking Correction Department official says.
"I'm not just talking about the Administration for Children ... More >>
Reacting to the last week's Voice's cover story on violence in the city jails, the correction officers union president, Norman Seabrook, criticized the stewardship of jails commissioner Dora Schriro.
In an interview at his downtown Manhattan office, Seabrook says Schriro's leadership is responsible ... More >>
The city jail system is sharply expanding its so-called Punitive Segregation Unit, or solitary confinement cells, reports Solitary Watch, a blog which reports on the nations penal system. By the end of the year, the number of punitive segregation cells will increase by 45 percent, from 681 to 990.
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The union representing correction officers today blasted Correction Commissioner Dora Schriro's management of the city's jail system.
In an unusual advertisement published in the New York Daily News, the Correction Officers Benevolent Association accused Schriro of slashing security posts bu ... More >>
You'll be pleased to hear that robbery suspect who escaped Wednesday from a Manhattan courtroom has been arrested. Detectives noticed Ronald Tackman getting off a bus at 175th Street and Amsterdam Avenue around 9 last night and nabbed him. Police dog searches of the vicinity of the court righ ... More >>
The city jails system has a new commissioner.
Dora Schriro, a former special advisor in the Department of Homeland Security, was tapped this week to replace Martin Horn, who has gone on to a cushy job as a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Schriro in the past has also run ... More >>