Amid a sharp increase in fights and injuries, a former corrections officer lays out a plan to avoid more bloodshed.
Now that they’ll be counted in their hometowns rather than where they’re incarcerated, state inmates could shift district lines. One thing neither they nor parollees can do, however, is vote.
The city’s jails have become mental health treatment centers of last resort, writes the city’s corrections commissioner. A new task force will try to get in front of the psychological problems that put people behind bars.
It turns out storm Irene was not a threat to the 14,000 inmates at the city’s huge jail complex. But other risks abound. Is there a plan for how to empty the island?