Why New York Prison Guards Can Get Away with Almost Anything | theantimedia.org



Carey Wedler
April 11, 2016

(ANTIMEDIA) New York prisons are increasingly notorious for their corruption, brutality, and incompetence. Last year, two convicted murderers escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York. In 2014, a homeless veteran “baked to death” after being left in an overheated cell at Rikers Island.

The state’s correctional department has been marred not only by incompetence, but sadistic “beat up squads” of officers who brutalize inmates and others who commit sexual assault and rape. According to a new report by the New York Times and the non-profit Marshall Project, the internal investigation unit of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has expressed its commitment to curtailing these ongoing…

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