With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse
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 >>
Remember in Goodfellas when Robert De Niro's character, Jimmy Conway, whacks everyone who can tie him to the Lufthansa heist? Correction Commissioner Martin Horn seems to be doing something similar — if only on a bureaucratic level — in the wake of the recent murder of a teenager in a R ... More >>
In the widening fallout from last month's murder of a teenager on Rikers Island, Correction Commissioner Martin Horn has forced the early retirement of one of the highest-ranking officials in the department. Assistant Chief Lionel Lorquet was in charge of seven jails, including the Robert N. Davore ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?