The ban had helped the local sheriff rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit from detainee video and phone call fees.
More than two years into the pandemic, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office is still prohibiting all jail visits. That helped rake in more than half a million dollars last year.
But if he loses his appeal and Gov. Kathy Hochul declines to grant him clemency, he will likely be sent back to prison.
Reginald Randolph is currently serving a two to four year sentence in state prison for stealing cold medicine.
Blind in one eye and at risk of losing vision in the other, 58-year-old Reginald Randolph has spent much of the past three years in jail. Now he’s on the verge of being sent to state prison for four more years.
Incarcerated people with disabilities detail a labyrinth of humiliations in prison.
Anthony Sims’ case shows the conflict of interest inherent in Conviction Review Units led by former prosecutors, critics say.