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Two Officers Indicted In Major Smuggling Conspiracy On Rikers Island

Some of the contraband smuggled into Rikers recovered through the investigation. Bronx DA

Bronx District Attorney says elaborate scheme involving thousands of bribes brought drugs, other contraband inside   Seventeen people, involving inmates and at least two correction officers, have been arrested as part of a major Rikers Island smuggling investigation, the Bronx District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday afternoon. Two corrections officers and one Rikers Island …

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NYC Prisons Report 27% Increase In Injury Claims Last Year, Cost City $13.1 Million In Settlements

Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Screengrab: NY1)

At a press conference on Wednesday, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer presented data on the human and financial costs of the city’s correctional facilities, offering stern warning on the future of Rikers Island, the prison complex he called a “humanitarian crisis.” According to Stringer, claims filed for personal injuries–both from routine accidents, …

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