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Suffolk County Correctional Facility

Federal lawsuit by former inmate at Riverside jail seeks $69 million in damages after alleged brutal beating by correction officers

by Mar 28, 2023
A former inmate at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverside is suing the county after he was brutally beaten by correction officers last year, causing severe physical injuries that damaged his organs and required him to receive emergency surgery, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed last week.

Bay Shore man facing felony DWI and weapons charges after incident at county jail

by Jan 22, 2022
An allegedly drunk driver on the grounds of the Riverhead Correctional Facility was arrested last night for driving while intoxicated and possession of a “ghost gun,” the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office said this morning.

In Suffolk’s jail, a nun with a heart for those behind bars

by Sep 22, 2019
A chaplain at the Suffolk County jail for 26 years, Sister Michelle Bremer counsels, teaches and restores trust in the hearts of the incarcerated.

As community-based alternatives reduce inmate population, Suffolk gets reprieve on costly new jail expansion

by Mar 31, 2015
New community-based programs focused on rehabilitation and treatment for nonviolent offenders have helped reduce Suffolk's inmate population so much that the state has approved at least a three-year delay on the construction of a planned 250-bed expansion at the minimum security jail in Yaphank.

County jail draws Latino gang members to Riverhead, which is MS-13 ‘base’: Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa

by Nov 25, 2014
Hundreds of Latino gang members are inmates at county jail, drawing other gang members to Riverhead, which is a base for MS-13 in Suffolk, according to Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.