After its president was arrested and indicted last year on corruption charges, the city’s correction officers’ union is trying to flex its political muscle ahead of this year’s citywide elections.

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LOWER MANHATTAN — In an expletive-ridden cell-phone video obtained by PIX11 News, four inmates inside what sources say is the Manhattan Detention Complex boast about how they are able to film inside, among other things.

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By: RICHARD STEIER December 29, 16. 13:06

Problems with mentally-ill homeless people loose on the streets have been very much in the news lately, including an attempted rape on the street in Union Square and an attempt by a man in the Port Authority Terminal to wrest a police officer’s gun from him.

But a place where the problem has rarely attracted much attention—Rikers Island—was again the venue for a potentially fatal attack Dec. 14, when a man being detained before being sent into the state system for a 25-year-to-life term for beheading his mother viciously attacked a Correction Officer.

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By: Daily News December 16, 16. 12:45

A mentally ill Bronx man convicted last week of stabbing his mother to death and taking a selfie with her severed head has now cut up the face of a city jail officer, city records show.

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By: DAN MANNARINO AND SAMANTHA TATA - PIX 11 December 16, 16. 12:33

THE BRONX — A week after being transferred to a unit housing Rikers Island’s most violent inmates, a correction officer was beaten allegedly by an inmate recently sentenced for killing his mother, cutting up her body and taking a selfie with her decapitated head.

Correction Officer Matthew Hines’ fiancee, Melanie Brody, said the violent encounter could have been avoided.

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