Short-staffing issues at Riker’s Island have resulted in chaos. Brawls, parties, and overdoses have become a norm at the New York correctional facility.
On Sunday, footage was released of an inmate being brutally assaulted by three other inmates. In the video, the victim can be heard yelling, “Why the fuck are you fighting me for!” As punches rained down from his three aggressors, the inmate repeatedly screamed, “I’m not a Brim! I’m not a Brim!” The word “Brim” refers to a subset of the gang the Bloods. For 25 seconds the attack lasted without any guard intervention.
According to the President of the Correction Captains’ Association Patrick Ferraiuolo, there were at least 33 unsupervised posts while 22 officers pulled triple shifts.
Another incident occurred last week when a TikTok video of inmates partying in the Robert N. Davoren Complex was brought to light. The inmates enjoyed rap music and