Bed Bugs invade NY city jail

By July 8, 2011Uncategorized

It’s really no suprise to me that bed bugs would be found in a Ny vity jail, but the article is interesting none the less.

Here is an excerpt: “The blood-sucking creepy crawlers recently made their way into the holding cells in Staten Island’s 120th precinct station, prompting the NYPD to quickly close the area and the city’s Department of Correction to investigate whether the noxious critters caught rides on any suspects to the Stapleton Criminal Court, according to a published report.

Prisoners have been shipped to holding cells in other stations while exterminators disinfect the holding cells in the 120th station, reports the Staten Island Advance.

The bedbug problem was unearthed after prisoners complained about spotting the troublesome insects. And now some officers who work in the precinct reportedly fear they may become unwilling transports as well.

advertisement “We are aware of concerns in the Staten Island 120 Precinct regarding bedbugs,” Correction spokeswoman Sharman Stein wrote in an e-mail yesterday to the Advance. “DOC will have an exterminator go out tomorrow [Friday] to inspect our Staten Island court facilities [holding pens]. If there is a problem, we will arrange to treat the pens with a combination of steam and chemicals when the pens are empty — over the weekend.”

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