A Surge of Violence in Jails Stirs Scrutiny from City

A Surge of Violence in Jails Stirs Scrutiny from City

Incidents of slashings and stabbings in city jails surged 10.4 percent last year and physical confrontations between detainees and corrections officers rose sharply to a staggering 37 percent—and the City Council Committee on Criminal Justice is trying to find out why. On Monday, senior officials from the city’s Department of Correction appeared at a hearing […]