Metropolitan Detention Center

Prisoners call out to protesters and family members gathers outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal prison where prisoners have been without heat, hot water, electricity and proper sanitation due to an electrical failure since earlier in the week, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
February 04, 2019 - 10:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A weeklong power failure at a federal detention center in New York City spawned a humanitarian crisis that left inmates shivering in the dark and without access to visitors on some of the coldest days of the year, advocates said in a lawsuit filed Monday. The Federal Defenders of...
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AP Photo/Kathy Willens
February 04, 2019 - 6:07 am
The U.S. Department of Justice said Sunday it will work with the Bureau of Prisons to examine what happened at a federal detention center in Brooklyn that had lost heat and electricity last week and to ensure that it has a backup system in place.
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February 03, 2019 - 12:52 pm
Many inmates and staff at a Brooklyn federal jail are still without heat, hot water and electricity a week after an electrical fire.
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February 02, 2019 - 3:41 pm
A protest was held Saturday afternoon outside a Brooklyn jail where inmates say they've spent at least part of the past week freezing cold, with little to no heat or power.
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February 01, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Public defenders and a correction officers' union say more than 1,000 inmates have been stuck in cold cells at a federal jail for at least a week. The lead federal defender in Brooklyn, Deirdre von Dornum, tells The New York Times that inmates have flooded federal defenders'...
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