Photo credit Alden Correctional Facility. July 13, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
July 14, 2020 - 3:00 am
Sheriff’s office to detail “closing” of holding center today… Move is part of effort to cut costs caused by pandemic
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 18, 2020 - 1:50 pm
New York City is exploring ways to reduce the prison population at Rikers Island and other city jails after the death of a corrections department investigator.
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Prisoners call out to protesters and family members gathers outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison where prisoners have been without heat, hot water, electricity and proper sanitation due to an electrical failure since earlier in the week, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The Federal Defenders of...
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Metropolitan Detention Center
WCBS 880
February 03, 2019 - 1:20 pm
Another protest was being held Sunday at the federal jail in Brooklyn that has little to no heat and only partial light for inmates, and a local official confirms with WCBS 880 that pepper spray was used on some protesters.
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