Rice: Suicides Show Nassau Jail Needs Review
Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice has called for a review of conditions at the Nassau County Jail after the fourth inmate in a year committed suicide...Hassell-Thompson joined her counterpart in the State Legislature, Jeffrion Aubry (D-East Elmhurst), and inmate advocates, such as the Nassau chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union, in saying the Department of Justice should step back in. Federal officials confirmed they have been in contact with local advocates but declined to comment. Jail officials declined to comment."The NYCLU is pleased to hear that Rice is taking this seriously by suggesting an independent review panel," said Samantha Fredrickson, director of the Nassau NYCLU. "We are fully supportive of an independent panel and would be happy to contribute our experience to the panel."