Tag: Nassau County jail
A former Nassau County police commander surrendered Thursday morning to county jail to begin serving his 60-day sentence after he was convicted of helping cover up a burglary, officials told the Press.
Nassau County jail’s health provider was fined $350,000 and temporarily barred from working in New York State after settling a lawsuit in which the state alleged the company failed to properly treat inmates.
Five inmates died since 2011 at Nassau County jail as a result of inadequate medical care, the New York State Commission on Correction alleged in documents obtained by the Press. The accusations sparked New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to file a lawsuit against the jail’s medical provider, Florida-based Armor Correctional Health Medical Services, seeking fines, an independent monitor over health care at the jail and barring the company from bidding on contracts in the state. This case was announced Tuesday—a week after the fifth death at the jail this year and the 12th since 2011, officials said.
Three Long Islanders have been arrested for allegedly conspiring to sell untraceable assault rifles known as “ghost guns” which are weapons built from spare parts—the first...
The use of such tactics “stifles” the suspected criminal’s defense by making it difficult to freely discuss the case by phone, the suit alleges.
A Brooklyn man was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison for killing a fellow Nassau County jail inmate during a fight while awaiting...