By Kevin Deutsch
Norman Seabrook, whose corrupt reign as head of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association ended with a prison sentence, wants to serve his nearly five-year bit at home because of concerns over COVID-19.
Seabrook, 60, is at high risk of contracting the coronavirus because of his age and should be allowed to serve his time at home, or else see his prison start-date postponed until a vaccine is available, his attorney argued in court papers last week.
Seabrook, who headed the powerful correction officers union more than two decades, and helped instill a culture of violence and corruption on Rikers Island, was convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges related to kickbacks he accepted.
He is due to turn himself in and begin his sentence at the end of December.