LEGISLATURE CALLS FOR PLAN FOR NASSAU COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY INMATE RELEASE
On Monday, December 16th, members of the Majority Caucus of the Nassau County Legislature joined with President of the Nassau County Correction Officers Benevolent Association (COBA) Brian Sullivan, State Assemblymen Ed Ra and John Mikulin, Town councilmembers Dennis Dunne, Sr, and Chris Carini, County Clerk Maureen O’Connell and local Civic Leaders to call on County Executive Laura Curran to release a plan to address the expected release of inmates from the Nassau County Correctional Facility on January 1st.
Legislator John Ferretti said “Because of these ‘reforms’ over 300 inmates will be released from the Nassau County Correctional Facility into the East Meadow and Salisbury communities on January 1st. This includes people who are known gang members, people charged with things like criminal possession of a firearm on school grounds, criminal sale of a controlled substance, making a terrorist threat, possession of underage pornography, aggravated vehicular manslaughter and more. Very close by the Correctional Facility is Nassau University Medical Center, Eisenhower Park, and two colleges, and East Meadow High School across the street. The county Executive needs to communicate a plan immediately, to ensure the safety of our communities.”
Previously, at a meeting of the Nassau County Legislature, Nassau County Police Commissioner Pat Ryder testified that he expects to see an increase in crime in the County because of these new reforms. Assistant District Attorney Jed Painter echoed the criticism during his testimony.