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 >>
With jail violence out of control, a bogus task force only made things worse
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 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 >>
Morgan SchweitzerWould-be state Attorney General Dan Donovan says that the reason he hasn't had any public corruption cases as Staten Island District Attorney, is that the borough's too small to have its very own corrupt officials. The Voice pointed out that for years you could walk into rest ... More >>
When jail inmates riot, correction officers wearing helmets and carrying shields are called in. They usually put down a disturbance without much resistance. Not so over the weekend in a jail on Rikers Island. When those specially trained riot control officers responded to a disturbance ... More >>
Kissing union butt in 2005Mike Bloomberg is now boldly declaring that he "will not make irresponsible promises to win an endorsement," the tough-guy-standing-up-for-taxpayers stance he's using to explain why the largest municipal union, 125,000-member District Council 37, endorsed his opponent, Dem ... More >>
The train has left the station. Photo (cc) Annie Mole. Well, that's that. Starting May 31: Single fare MetroCards go from $2.00 to $2.50. 7-Days from $25 to $31. 14-Days from $47 to $59. 30-Days from $81 to $103. Norman Seabrook was the only member of the MTA board who voted against it. On the pl ... More >>
Last Friday, the Voice has learned, the union for correction officers held a 10-hour fundraiser to benefit three members who were indicted two weeks ago for deputizing teen inmates as enforcers in a Rikers Island jail. In the fallout that has followed the murder of te ... More >>
The recent federal indictment of ex-state senate master Joe Bruno was overshadowed by Governor Paterson's antics with his U.S. senate candidates, but now the city weekly, The Chief, has taken a look at the charges and makes some interesting connections. Chief editor Richard Steier reports that at t ... 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
Too bad for Plaxico Burress that he didn't work for the Bloomberg administration. The city would have treated him better than the Giants did, even if he had been busted on the same gun charges that so outraged the mayor.The city quietly spends more than a billion dollars a year financing welfare fun ... More >>
An officer's whistleblowing should have been heeded, says a union president in the wake of a Voice report
City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.
It's good to know that corrections union chief Norman Seabrook, who personally drove ex-Senator Guy Velella out of Rikers when he won early release from jail last year, is out of the Bloomberg dog house. Not that he was ever really in it.
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