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Monitor: Use of Force in Jails Rose Despite Big Reduction in Inmates

Posted 10/28/20

Violence within city jails showed no signs of abating during the first half of the year, with the use-of-force rate by correction officers climbing to its highest level since a consent decree was adopted in late 2015, according to the latest report from a Federal Monitor and his team

And in March, despite the releases of hundreds of inmates as the coronavirus swept through facilities on Rikers Island and in other city lockups, the number of incidents also reached a high for that nearly five-year period, the report noted.  

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