March 15, 2015 12:00 pm -

rikers15n-4-web[su_r_sky_ad]The NY Daily News teases a new tell-all by a crooked corrections officer:

A disgraced former correction officer — convicted of smuggling drugs onto Rikers Island — claims in a sensational new book that he also pimped out a trio of female colleagues to inmates and jail bosses.

Gary Heyward called the jailhouse sex workers “copstitutes” — law enforcement officers who turned tricks. His illicit hustle behind bars earned him so much cash, his city job was merely icing on the cake.

On a typical day, he’d show up for work at Rikers with a laundry list of dreams to grant.

“I had orders for coke, liquor, cell phones and cooch,” he wrote in “Corruption Officer.”

Heyward was sentenced in 2006 to two years in prison after admitting to attempting to sell cocaine to an inmate and providing another with a cell phone for $500. The former Marine penned the memoir while incarcerated.

Correction officials couldn’t immediately be reached for comment on the book, but in published reports they blasted Heyward’s tome as a work of exaggeration that taints the reputation of the department.

Got news for ya, Sparky: even if only 1/20th of the claims are true, the department’s reputation remains tainted.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

8 responses to Ex-Rikers Guard Pimped ‘Copstitutes’ To Inmates

  1. StoneyCurtisll March 15th, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    The prison industrial complex is in full effect.

    • dave-dr-gonzo March 15th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Even in publicly financed prisons! Why aren’t The Wall Street Journal and The NY Post hailing Gary Heyward as a daring entrepreneur who is shaking up the public prison business model?

      • FatRat March 15th, 2015 at 3:25 pm

        Ironically the flow of commerce lessens violence. Who’d thunk it?
        Why prisons need prison gangs
        Skarbek and Roth write that aside from resolving trade disputes in a more orderly fashion, gangs help to prevent riots and “allocate scarce prison resources, such as benches and basketball courts, in the face of a shortage of such amenities.” This is why “the optimal number of prison gangs from the perspective of the warden is not zero.” If there are too many, of course, the prison must spend more to quell the resulting conflicts within and between gangs. If there are too few and the existing gangs are too large, the prison must use resources to encourage their breakup into smaller factions. In this way, prison wardens can “diffuse gang influence by maintaining the oligopolistic structure, which limits contraband but allows for orderly private allocation of prison-provided goods and dispute resolution.”

  2. Dwendt44 March 15th, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    As bad as this sounds, wait until the private prison system gets an expose’.

    • rg9rts March 15th, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      That’s Texas’ problem

  3. rg9rts March 15th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Does anyone really doubt that there is veracity to his claims??

  4. fancypants March 15th, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    sometimes its hard to believe your still walking on earth with nut jobs who are here to serve and protect. Here is one who decided to get dumber after he was about to get locked up for making his 4th wife vanish

  5. Boehner-Monkey March 16th, 2015 at 12:35 am

    ~~It’s fun to stay at the RI-MCA,, it’s fun to say at the RI-MCA…~~