NYC Making Jail Fixes After Increase Reported In Inmates’ Makeshift Weapons


An increase in makeshift weapons discovered in New York City jails last year has prompted officials to begin demolishing 4,000 jail beds and removing metal covers from old-style heating radiators that inmates were turning into razors, picks, and knives, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Correction officers found 651 weapons at six jails between last July 1 and Oct. 31, compared to the 378 seized during the same time period in 2009, said a report on the performance of city agencies for the first four months of this fiscal year.

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