The most violent inmates in the city’s jails are being rewarded with video games for good behavior, Commissioner Cynthia Brann told a City Council hearing Thursday.
The rewards — which have included pizza delivery — are given to misbehaving detainees who straighten up by keeping their units clean, attending mandated programs and don’t break the rules.
“What we’re trying to do with these inmates who are persistently violent and problematic is incentivize the continuation and maintenance of good behavior. So as they progress through the [punitive] levels, yes, they get more privileges. They get more time out [of the cell]. And those video games are used as a reward,” she said.
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