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 >>
Last week, as the scandal over the Bar Mitzvah boiled into the public eye, Correction Commissioner Martin Horn held a high-level meeting with several of the people responsible for allowing an accused felon to throw the catered party. If you recall, the New York Post reported last week that Correcti ... More >>
In case you were wondering why all the Orthodox Jewish inmates ended up in the city jail in Manhattan known as the Tombs, where they could enjoy special treatment, we think we have an answer. Supposedly, an inmate is an inmate is an inmate, barring medical and security issues, and the rules say the ... More >>
From the 'Are You Kidding Me' department...So, all the guy wanted was a bar mitzvah for his son. Sure, he's locked up in the Tombs in downtown Manhattan. But why should being in a city jail stop him? A bar mitzvah is pretty important, right? And who would blame the bigwigs of the Department of Corre ... More >>
President Obama graciously escorted GM into bankruptcy.Enemies decried his kind words and big speech to the Muslim world, but it still went over big. Can't touch this! We're beginning to think that Obama's letting total lunatics attack him on a government website just for the laughs. Patriots ... More >>
City Correction and Probation Commissioner Martin Horn, one of Mayor Bloomberg's longest serving appointees, announced his resignation today. He's leaving a jail system that for the last two years has been the subject of Voice stories about corrections officers condoning and even arranging violence ... More >>
Documents show that top officials in the city's jail system were regularly briefed on violence and extortion between teen inmates.
In the ongoing controversy over the murder of teenager Christopher Robinson at a Rikers Island jail, someone in the City Council finally tried to pin down Correction Commissioner Martin Horn on what he knew, when he knew it, and what he did to stop it. Robinson was fatally beaten i ... More >>
After indications for more than a year that guards were using inmates as enforcers, New York's jails are rocked by a pair of indictments
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 >>
Council members barely question Martin Horn on the deadly teen jail at Rikers
Bronx prosecutors have told the family of a teen fatally beaten in a city jail last month -- whose case is covered in the current Voice -- that they will take the case to a grand jury shortly after Thanksgiving. Relatives of the slain teen, Christopher Robinson, met with prosecutors from the Bronx ... More >>
New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?
Visiting a loved one in Rikers? Good luck.
Underfunded, inept board just lies there while Bloomberg implements draconian rules in city's huge system
A former guard sues the city jail chief over his statements in the Voice
An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report
Rikers officers encourage gang violence: surprising testimony and the stats to back it up
Two jail fatalities involve use of force in both cases, but only silence from officials.
City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.