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.
The prisoners held at OBC will be transferred to the island’s other facilities, which are being phased out in advance of their replacement by smaller borough jails, yet to be constructed.
A Department of Correction investigator died from the coronavirus Sunday, officials said, fueling concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 in New York City’s correction system.
The city worker, whose identity was not made public, works in the department’s Investigation Division at DOC headquarters in East Elmhurst.
Two days after a media report criticizing Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark for accepting campaign donations from the city’s jail guard union, her office announced the unsealing of an indictment against a correction officer who allegedly helped smuggle heroin onto Rikers Island.
The city’s Correction Department is struggling to manage a massive backlog of disciplinary cases, resulting in the statute of limitations expiring in about 1,500 use of force investigations, according to a new federal monitor report.
The official city data, obtained exclusively by Bronx Justice News, shows 16 and 17-year-olds are leading lives less permeated by the kind of institutional violence they experienced at Rikers.