Former network Jason Williams was released from prison on Rikers Island. Queens, New York, April 13, 2012 (John Munson/The Star-Ledger) SLSL
Staten Island, New York-A source told the Daily News that a Rikers Island prisoner desperately climbed onto a barbed wire fence on Tuesday night to try to escape from a New York City jail, but was trapped in the building. On the roof.
The report stated that two correctional officers were walking the detainee near the Anna M. Cross Center when he rushed to the fence, climbed the fence, and then cut himself with a barbed wire. The man then dragged his feet to the roof, where he stayed for about 30 minutes.
According to the "Daily News" report, the goal of the officials is to accuse the unnamed person of committing other crimes as a result of the incident.
The latest episode takes place during a complex year in this troubled island prison. In the past year, 12 prisoners, including a man arrested in Staten Island, died in the prison.
Attorney General Letitia James said she was "deeply disturbed" by what she saw when she visited Lex with local elected officials last month. City Councillor Joe Borelli (R-South Shore) said he was shocked by the prison conditions.
“For correctional officers and prisoners, the situation is shocking and worse than people think. This is my third or fourth visit to the facilities there and the situation has clearly deteriorated,” Borelli told Advance earlier /SILive.com.
Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced his critically criticized five-point emergency rescue plan last month to address the facility’s overcrowding and infrastructure problems. De Blasio's solution to the shortage of Rikers corrections personnel is to transfer the court staffing, move corrections personnel from the court to the island, and fill their positions by New York Police Department officials.
Borelli and other officials said that driving the police out of the street is not the solution.
State Senator Alexandra Biagi (D-Bronx) described these facilities as "helllike" and said that Lex Island is a "humanitarian crisis."
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