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Jail Guards Using Violent Force More Often, Monitor Says, in ‘Toxic Environment’

Additional reporting by Eileen Grench Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. The city Department of Correction hasn’t reined in “hyper-confrontational” officers’ use of physical force on inmates — and has failed to enact promised reforms, a federal monitor overseeing the […]

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‘Unremitting’ Violence Against Inmates in City Jails Hits Three-Year High

The city Correction Department’s “unremitting” use of force against inmates hit a three-year high — hampering the push to break a culture of violence, a federal monitor overseeing the jail system found. The so-called “use of force” rate for the last six months of 2018 was 79% higher than when the federal monitor started work […]