By: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ | NY TIMES June 12, 17. 10:15

The highest-ranking uniformed officer overseeing Rikers Island abruptly stepped down on Friday, the latest sign of turmoil at the city jail agency.

The move comes just weeks before the correction commissioner, Joseph Ponte, plans to leave and will mean that during the summer months, when violence at the jails typically peaks, two top officials at the department will still be settling into their new jobs.

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By: webmaster May 25, 17. 16:31

COBA President Elias Husamudeen Calls On Mayor de Blasio to Appoint the Next DOC Commissioner With Someone Who Has Extensive Experience in Managing Jails, Not Prisons

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Concluding two miserable weeks of negative news about his personal use of a city vehicle and a deputy’s alleged spying on another agency, Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte retired May 12.

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A deranged Bronx man — convicted of fatally stabbing his mother and taking a selfie with her detached head — was indicted for stabbing a city correction officer.

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By: Grace Rauh May 10, 17. 9:43

Like most politicians, Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated his birthday by holding a fundraiser Tuesday night. But arguably, the best present he is getting is a path to re-election that at this point looks very clear. NY1's Grace Rauh filed the following report.

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