Well-behaved Rikers inmates get to play video games
The pizza parties at Rikers Island have gotten better.
The most violent inmates in the city’s jails are being rewarded with video games for good behavior, Commissioner Cynthia Brann told a City Council hearing Thursday.
The video games, pizza parties, celebrity speakers, and other perks have been going on for several years in order to do everything possible to reward inmates for not assaulting correction officers and other inmates,he said.
With three vicious assaults on correction officers since the gang assault on [Correction Officer] Jean Souffrant last month, shouldn’t the DOC be focused on segregating violent offenders and taking away the privileges of repeat violent offenders?
Brann said the agency would like to nix privileges as a form of punishment �� like reducing inmates’ commissaries, restricting their access to a barber or cutting participation in enhanced recreation �� but they’re typically barred from doing so by the Board of Correction.
Strength has never been the issue with Flowers, the Giants’ starting left tackle for three years. His technique is sloppy, starting with poor hand placement and off-balance footwork. The Giants finally pulled the plug on Flowers as Eli Manning’s blind-side protector with their free-agent signing last week of Nate Solder, who manned left tackle for the Patriots the past seven years.
Pugh, the Giants’ 2013 first-round pick, is not part of the rebuild. The Giants showed no real interest as he hit the open market �� There wasn’t much conversations there with that, he said �� and he did nicely for himself, cashing in with the Cardinals on a five-year deal worth $45 million, with $20 million guaranteed.
Pugh arrived having played left tackle exclusively in college at Syracuse, and the Giants immediately made him a right tackle, starting 30 games his first two seasons, before eventually settling in at left guard. He knows what Flowers is in for.