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Correction Bd., Others Upbraid DOC Reply to Federal Monitor's Report

Posted 11/14/19

Members of the Board of Correction and an attorney with the Legal Aid Society tore into the Department of Correction’s response to a Federal monitor’s broadly disapproving report on use-of-force incidents in city jails.

They further suggested that DOC leadership disrespected the report’s fact-finding by neglecting to engage with the board, instead delegating one of its Deputy General Counsels and an Assistant Commissioner to answer questions at the board’s Nov. 12 meeting. The head of the Correction Officers union, however, said the monitor's report was flawed because it failed to consider the degree to which "hyper-aggressive inmates" spurred the rise in use-of-force cases. 

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