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The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

A woman, who gave her name only as Maria, waved to her husband’s cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.
Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

A former lieutenant at the Metropolitan Detention Center, the federal jail in Brooklyn, went on trial on Monday. He is accused of using his authority to repeatedly rape a female inmate.
Shutdown Prompts Hunger Strike at Manhattan Jail as Family Visits Are Canceled

Shutdown Prompts Hunger Strike at Manhattan Jail as Family Visits Are Canceled

Shutdown-related staffing shortages at the high-security federal jail known as the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan have led to cancellations of family visits for the second week.

Huddled in a Brooklyn Jail’s Cells Without Heat

More than a thousand inmates at a federal jail in Brooklyn are said to have had limited heat and power for at least this week, when the temperature plummeted to 2 degrees in New York.
Protesters Try to Storm Federal Jail in Brooklyn With Little Heat or Electricity

Protesters Try to Storm Federal Jail in Brooklyn With Little Heat or Electricity

Protesters outside the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, where a partial power outage has prompted management to cancel visits and place inmates on lockdown.
Inmates at Freezing Federal Jail in Brooklyn Pounded Out a Message

Inmates at Freezing Federal Jail in Brooklyn Pounded Out a Message

When Catana Yehudah, whose brother is serving a gun possession sentence at the Brooklyn federal jail, led a chant through a megaphone, the inmates banged louder.
Brooklyn Jail That Lacked Heat Faces a ‘Humanitarian Crisis,’ Lawsuit Claims

Brooklyn Jail That Lacked Heat Faces a ‘Humanitarian Crisis,’ Lawsuit Claims

Inmates banged on the grated windows at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn on Sunday as protesters gathered outside the jail.
New York Today: N.Y. Today: Crisis at the Federal Jail in Brooklyn

New York Today: N.Y. Today: Crisis at the Federal Jail in Brooklyn

The Metropolitan Detention Center has been plagued with problems.
Brooklyn Federal Jail Had Heat Failures Weeks Before Crisis, Employees Say

Brooklyn Federal Jail Had Heat Failures Weeks Before Crisis, Employees Say

A protester outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal jail in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. A Manhattan federal judge visited the jail on Tuesday to investigate conditions.
Justice Department Calls for Investigation into Brooklyn Jail Where Heat and Power Failed

Justice Department Calls for Investigation into Brooklyn Jail Where Heat and Power Failed

The United States Department of Justice has asked its Office of the Inspector General determine whether the Bureau of Prisons correctly handled the crisis at the Metropolitan Detention Center.
Big City: How a Brooklyn Jail Without Heat Inspired So Much Outrage

Big City: How a Brooklyn Jail Without Heat Inspired So Much Outrage

A protest outside of the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal jail in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
‘It’s Cold as Hell’: Inside a Brooklyn Jail’s Weeklong Collapse

‘It’s Cold as Hell’: Inside a Brooklyn Jail’s Weeklong Collapse

Hundreds of inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn spent the coldest days of the year locked in cells, largely without heat and hot water. Power was restored after a week, on Feb. 3,
Mobster’s Jailbreak Plan: Floss, Hacksaw Blade, Crash Diet and a Priest

Mobster’s Jailbreak Plan: Floss, Hacksaw Blade, Crash Diet and a Priest

The accused Mafia soldier had an elaborate plot to escape a Brooklyn jail, the F.B.I. said. His first order of business: slim down.
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