Sidney Schwartzbaum

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Larry Davis Jr., Correction Captain, Indicted for Inmate Assault; Case Draws Union Criticism

    Last week, a Bronx grand jury indicted Correction Captain Larry Davis Jr. for hitting an inmate with a baton after the inmate assaulted Davis' brother, who is a correction officer working in the same jail, The Village Voice has learned. The criminal case against Davis has sparked a wave of criticis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Correction Department Failing to Keep Staff Firearm-Qualified; Thousands Out of Compliance

    Commissioner Dora Schriro's Correction Department is failing to follow through on required annual firearms qualification for thousands of officers, in violation of its own regulations and state law, the Village Voice has learned. Figures obtained by the Voice from a DOC database indicate that as o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    City Jails Get a New Commissioner

    ​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 >>

  • News

    February 4, 2009

    Rikers Fight Club

    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

  • News

    November 19, 2008

    Teen Murder at Rikers Jail

    New details about the slow and painful death of a Brooklyn kid. Did guards turn a blind eye?

  • News

    July 3, 2007

    What the Jail Guard Saw

    Rikers officers encourage gang violence: surprising testimony and the stats to back it up