Deputy Warden Roberts tours the George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) and speaks about the recent reforms to the facility and the affect they had had on the residents.
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This is a look at where young black men end up after they are picked up by racist members of the quota driven NYPD. A young adult can go in for a minor offense and come out in a body bag as it is nothing more than a gladiator training school set up to funnel citizens into corporate owned prisons. If this criminal enterprise can't maintain order in a prison, what makes anyone think they can maintain order on the streets of New York. I say dismantle this criminal organization at once and create a new one or two or three ! What you Didn't know about NYPD's Stop & Frisk program ! http://youtu.be/rfJHx0Gj6ys
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NEW YORK — In an expletive-ridden cellphone video obtained by WPIX-TV, four inmates inside what sources say is a New York City jail boast about how they are able to film inside, among other things. The video was posted on Dec. 19 to Normin McKenny's Instagram page, where it has been viewed over 14,000 times. Sources say the video was made inside the Manhattan Detention Complex in lower Manhattan, also known as The Tombs. McKenny, an inmate in the Department of Correction system, also posted a picture of himself on Dec. 21 in his cell saying "top of the morning to you." McKenny's records show he was arrested on Oct. 14, 2016 and charged with robbery, assault and possession of a weapon. Sources tell WPIX that a correction officer found the video on Instagram and immediately became concerned, so they notified their supervisor. That supervisor then instructed a search of the cell, which uncovered more than just a cellphone. They found two cellphones; a charger; four SIM cards; a blade; and a homemade shank. After that discovery, the four inmates were transferred out of the Manhattan Detention Complex and sent back to Rikers Island. The Correction Officer Benevolent Association's president, Elias Husamudeen, is praising the officer who alerted his supervisor. "Here is an officer who clearly understood if they have phones, when I go work there — what else do they have that could endanger my life," Husamudeen said. The story is similar to one WPIX reported in August 2016, when an inmate streamed live on Facebook from inside his cell, displaying a weapon. In that case, the inmate says he walked his cellphone right in, claiming the metal detectors did not work properly. In 2016, 41 cellphones were discovered, two more than in 2015. The Department of Correction has focused its attention on illegal contraband like cellphones. DOC records show that weapon finds were up 41 percent in the first 11 months of 2016, compared with the same period in 2015. There were 3,657 weapons confiscated compared with 2,587 from the previous year. The department says efforts into improving surveillance around Rikers Island and a $1.2 million investment into new X-ray machines has helped reduce the flow of contraband. However, they have yet to get ionizing body scanners like airports have due to state laws. It is something that the union and DOC agree is needed to fight the influx of contraband. As for this case, Department of Correction spokesman Peter Thorne said: "This incident remains under investigation. The officers who reported the contraband are being recommended for Special Recognitions from Commissioner Ponte.''
Four of the inmates accused of attacking a Rikers Island correction officer appeared in court Monday, while two others have yet to make their court appearances. The officer, 39-year-old Jean Souffrant, remains hospitalized with a fractured spine and bleeding on his brain, though he has been taken out of the intensive care unit. A candlelight vigil was held on Rikers for Souffrant Sunday night. A fellow correction officer spoke out about what he saw immediately following the attack. Kemberly Richardson has more details: http://7ny.tv/2EXN4ES Check out more Eyewitness News - http://abc7ny.com/ OUR SOCIAL MEDIA – FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7NY/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc7ny INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/abc7ny/ SNAP: abc7ny PODCAST: None yet. Got an idea? NEW HERE? – Hi! We’re abc7NY, also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television! NEW TIPS: Online: http://abc7ny.com/submit-a-news-tip/2599968/ Phone: 917-260-7700 Email: email@example.com
The New York City Department of Correction officially unveiled its first housing unit exclusively for military veterans on Rikers Island on Thursday. The 50-bed unit opened in February and is currently occupied by 17 inmates awaiting trial. Formerly a general housing unit, this veterans' dorm will include programs and services specifically geared toward meeting veterans' needs, including skill development sessions, anger management counseling and mindfulness meditations designed to help with stress and reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Danielle Leigh has more: https://7ny.tv/2GU2ePP Check out more Eyewitness News - http://abc7ny.com/ OUR SOCIAL MEDIA – FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ABC7NY/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc7ny INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/abc7ny/ SNAP: abc7ny PODCAST: None yet. Got an idea? NEW HERE? – Hi! We’re abc7NY, also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television! NEW TIPS: Online: http://abc7ny.com/submit-a-news-tip/2599968/ Phone: 917-260-7700 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org