Post Tagged with: "Horizon Juvenile Center"

Horizon Juvenile Center, where 70 correction officers and teenage detainees have been injured in brawls. Photo: Emma Davis

Horizon guards win approval to pepper spray teens 

Police November 11, 2018 at 8:32 pm 0 comments

Within two weeks of Raise the Age’s implementation, at least 39 correction officers and 31 residents were injured in brawls at Horizon, according to an independent monitor’s report for the NYC Department of Correction. The Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA), a major union, subsequently sued the state for permission to deploy pepper spray at the facility, calling it a matter of life or death. 

Photo: Phonz L. Reyes

Horizon correction officers say they lack resources for dangerous new inmates

Police October 10, 2018 at 4:23 pm 0 comments

Brawl between detainees leads to 20 injuries to officers Advocates for correction officers were joined are demanding that the city rethink its decision to move dangerous young offenders from Rikers Island into the Horizon Juvenile Center. At an Oct. 3 press conference in front of the Melrose-based detention center, theRead More

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

City announces plans for new jail in Mott Haven

Government February 14, 2018 at 2:31 pm 4 comments

Local elected officials are split on the proposal As part of its plan to replace the decrepit jail facility on Rikers Island with a borough-based system, the city says it will build a new jail on the site of an NYPD tow pound in Mott Haven. Mayor Bill de BlasioRead More

Mott Haven group helps teens stay out of jail

Mott Haven group helps teens stay out of jail

Education July 17, 2012 at 10:17 pm 2 comments

As government cuts spending on jails, it relies increasingly on alternative-to-detention programs like South Bronx Community Connections in Mott Haven that supervise young people.