Jamel Floyd protest. (Photo: Adrian Childress/Bklyner)SUNSET PARK – Brooklynites marched 14 blocks yesterday to demand justice for Jamel Floyd, an inmate at the Metropolitan Detention Center, who died of a heart attack after correctional officers pepper-sprayed him in his cell Wednesday morning. The protest began at St. Michael’s
SUNSET PARK – A heat and electricity-deprived federal facility [/jail-without-heat/] set off rolling protests outside of the Sunset Park prison this weekend. After several days, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) finally released a statement [https://twitter.com/LisaRoznerTV/status/1091860847562027008/photo/1] Saturday confirming services would be restored Monday, but the
Metropolitan Detention Center on 2nd Avenue via Google Street ViewJoaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the notorious Mexican drug lord whose net worth is estimated at well over $1 billion [http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3168750/The-Rich-Kids-Cartel-Mexico-drugs-lord-El-Chapo-s-blinged-children-fabulous-wealth-flash-cars-guns-Paris-Hilton-selfies-pet-lions.html] , may now be residing in Brooklyn. Unlike many expats in Brooklyn, El Chapo
The Metropolitan Detention Center, on 29th Street near the waterfront, houses 1,800 inmates. (Photo via U.S. Bureau of Prisons)On June 3rd, 2016, four judges — Robin S. Garson [https://ballotpedia.org/Robin_S._Garson], Cheryl J. Gonzales [https://ballotpedia.org/Cheryl_Gonzales], Brenda P. Murray [https://www.federalpay.