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Andy Henriquez, a 19-year-old from Washington Heights, whispered through the walls of his solitary cell on Rikers Island that he was dying.
State investigators admonished the medical provider for New York's jails and prisons on four separate occasions after Rikers Island inmates in its care died — yet government officials still repeatedly renewed its contract, DNAinfo New York has learned.
A spokesman for the State Commission on Corrections told DNAinfo the families could also have obtained a copy of the report through a Freedom of Information Law request. However, none of them were ever told that investigations into their loved ones’ deaths had been opened.
Complaints about health care in city jails have nearly doubled since 2012, according to city Health Department data.
City politicians slammed the scandal-plagued Rikers Island health care provider Corizon at a contentious hearing Tuesday over its role in numerous inmate deaths.
A complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Tuesday charges that corrections officers “stood idly by” as Woods was dying of a bleeding ulcer, while fellow inmates pleaded for medical help.
A for-profit company that provides health care at Rikers Island will soon lose its contract with the city, sources said.
Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte said the average stay for an inmate is 176 days, not 53.
"Honestly, I wanted to choke Barnes," Cotton said. "Because he destroyed me."
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While vying for the job of redeveloping the 500,000-square-foot Bedford-Union Armory, Slate was simultaneously trying to keep its May 2015 agreement to buy Rivington House a secret from city officials out of concern they would halt the deal, according to a Department of Investigation report released last month.