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Jail unions critical of judge’s order that DOC hire wardens from outside agency

‘A dangerous precedent’

Posted 12/16/22

A federal judge’s order that the city must hire jail supervisors from outside Department of Correction ranks is shortsighted and unjust, union leaders said. 

U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain, noting a federal monitor’s conclusion that DOC supervisors fall short of what’s required to keep order inside city jails, last week directed the city to recruit external candidates for the new, non-competitive title of “facility supervisors.”

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