MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. — Twenty years ago this St. Patrick’s Day, James Watt was a 30-year-old New York City Corrections Officer, marching in the parade up Fifth Avenue.

He expected to see his 17-year-old brother, Michael, near the famous toy store, FAO Schwartz.

That never happened.

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One of the city’s most violent inmates slashed another detainee in the face during a bloody brawl in a Rikers Island gym Saturday night.

Steven Sidbury, 25 — widely known by the nickname John Doe to correction insiders and inmates — cut inmate David Marrero, 36, on the cheek and above his eye. The attack came inside the George R. Vierno Center lockup at 6:42 p.m., according to Correction Department records.

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By: REUVEN BLAU | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS March 15, 17. 15:13

The city's most violent inmates have stirred such fear in medical staffers that clinicians are too afraid to treat them.

The city Correction Department’s specialized units for its worst behaving inmates are “potentially unsafe” for medical staff to conduct daily rounds, according to a top public hospital official and medical staffers.

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Overtime expenses at the city Correction Department continue to skyrocket past initial projections despite a record hiring spree, a new report shows.

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The Brooklyn District Attorney picked up his first law-enforcement union endorsement Thursday.

The city’s Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association said it will back the Acting DA in the primary and general election.

That’s good news for Eric Gonzalez, 48, who has to beat several Democrats to hold on to the seat.

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