The Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court today rejected Broome County Sheriff Harder’s continued attempt to stop in-person visitation despite court rulings. The court decision, attached, dictates in-person visitation to begin again on September 29th. JUST members and many friends and family members of those incarcerated will be there, … [Read more...] about JUST wins; Sheriff Harder Loses
by Ruth Blizard How do the Sheriff’s refusal to resume in-person visitation along with for-profit inmate phone calls enable him to buy military vehicles without dipping into the Broome County budget? Banned in-person visitation: Sheriff Harder has refused to restart face-to-face visits, now that pandemic restrictions have been lowered, despite the … [Read more...] about Banned Visits, Beatings, and Bearcats!?
by Bill Martin March 20, 2022 Got a grievance about abuse today? Tomorrow? Ever? Not in the BC jail you don’t! Friends and family of persons incarcerated in the Broome County jail regularly hear disturbing accounts of physical, disability, and medical abuse. The official county, state, and legal recourse for incarcerated persons is for them to file … [Read more...] about Got an abuse grievance? Not in the BC jail
The Jan 19 Press and Sun Bulletin article about failure of the NYS Commission of Correction’s response to inmate grievances is barely the tip of the iceberg. The public response to those they deem with multiple stigmas – inmate, mentally ill, and triple diagnosed developmentally impaired is to continually ignore or cut and reduce from … [Read more...] about What do you know about the Broome Co Jail?