For Immediate Release
Statement from COBA President Elias Husamudeen Regarding the First Personal Injury Lawsuit Filed By NYC Correction Officers Against One of NYC’s Most Violent Inmates
Leaders of two Corrections unions took issue last week with a memo from Commissioner Joseph Ponte reminding officers that they may use force against inmates bearing weapons.
A gruesome video filmed on Rikers Island captured prisoners slashing an inmate in the face and back — and then stashing encased scalpels inside their rectums.
City Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte reminded jail bosses in an unusual memo that officers can use force to break up fights and slashing attacks behind bars.
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