Tom McCarthy, Department of Corrections Historian and an Eagle Contributor

Strong Message From DA After CO Slashing Reminds Us Of Rikers’ Bronx Connection

The Bronx District Attorney’s Office recently issued a press release about the sentencing of a young inmate for his role helping another prisoner viciously slash a Correction Officer’s face. Given the volume of criminal offenses handled by that county prosecutor’s office, spotlighting this particular case meant that the DA had a very particular message she wanted to air, loud and clear.

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