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07/09/16 2:00pm
07/09/2016 2:00 PM

The former Southold justice court clerk convicted of stealing more than $230,000 from the town’s bail fund has filed a federal lawsuit claiming officials at the Suffolk County Jail refused to treat her for a broken hip suffered while in custody.  READ

06/30/15 12:00pm
06/30/2015 12:00 PM
A security tower at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A security tower at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Chester Kutscher was en route to his summer home in Malone, N.Y., last week when two ATVs flagged him down. Border police, on the hunt for two escaped convicts, requested to search Mr. Kutscher’s three-story home.

Life turned upside down for residents upstate near the Canadian border in June as more than a thousand officers searched for Richard Matt and David Sweat before both men were finally captured; Mr. Matt was shot and killed Friday and Mr. Sweat was taken into custody Sunday.  (more…)

06/11/14 8:00am
06/11/2014 8:00 AM
An advocacy group launched a campaign called "Humanity is the New Black" after the popular Netflix showed filmed there. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

An advocacy group launched a campaign called “Humanity is the New Black” after the popular Netflix showed filmed at the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

Conditions at the Riverside jail aren’t what they seem on the hit Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”

According to the New York Civil Liberties Union, which filed a lawsuit against Suffolk County two years ago, they’re much worse.  (more…)