Another person has died in city custody, after succumbing to injuries he sustained while attempting to take his own life inside a Manhattan holding cell last week, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Twelve people have died in city jails so far this year. Data shows judges have contributed to the swelling detainee population. An analysis by Gothamist/WNYC and New York Focus shows who the top judges are.
The Department of Corrections says the daily average of uniformed staff out sick in August had been over 1,400, compared to 689 last summer. But the workers union says the DOC is to blame for untenable working conditions.