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Department Of Corrections launch probe into attack of Rikers Island inmate, NY1

The Department of Corrections and the Bronx District Attorney’s office have launched an investigation into the brutal attack of a Rikers Island inmate that took place earlier this month, New York 1 reports.

Inmate Dusetree Taylor, who was transferred from an upstate prison to Rikers Island early this month to attend a court hearing, ended up in the hospital after being violently attacked by an inmate in the cell next to him.

Now investigators have decided to launch a formal investigation into the incident, telling New York 1 that Taylor’s attacker was the same inmate who beat up Taylor during an earlier court-related visit to the Bronx in May, and that the two should never have been placed in cells next to each other.

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