Monday, August 25, 2014

New York prisoners living the life of Riley

They may be the most violent murderers in New York but that hasn't stopped them from being waited on hand and foot by prison guards.

An investigation by the New York Post reveals that correction officers in some of the city's jails are reduced to being personal servants to hardened criminals.

Nearly two dozen prisoners get to relax all day, watch TV and play chess in a little-known section of the Manhattan Detention Complex dubbed the “Silence of the Lambs” unit by guards — and the “VIP Room” by the inmates.

The guards are forced to act like waiters because the inmates are not allowed to walk around without officer escorts in the ninth-floor unit, which is officially called “9 South."

And the inmates take full advantage of their situation, demanding that coffee be served to them piping hot — sending it back when it’s lukewarm.

“We’re waiters and maids, basically,” a frustrated guard says.

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