F*ck A Thug: Prison Guard Edition

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

These goonish guards are nothing but thugs in uniform:

Officers Michael McKie, Khalid Nelson and Denise Albright called their fight club “The Program,” and the teens they recruited as enforcers were “The Team,” officials said. Team members were allowed to extort commissary money, clothing and phone privileges from other city jail inmates. Those who didn’t cooperate were beaten – and McKie and Nelson set the time, place and punishment, prosecutors said.

“They didn’t turn a blind eye to violence. They authorized and directed it,” Assistant District Attorney James Goward said at the trio’s arraignment. “They turned jail into what might be called almost a nightmare environment where inmates were subjected to beatings, where inmates were recruited to commit beatings.”

In one case, Nelson had one group of prisoners show another the right way to deliver a beating so the injuries wouldn’t be so noticeable, prosecutors said. Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson said the motive was laziness: “It made their job easier.” The abuse at Rikers’ Robert N. Devoren Center came to light after the Oct. 18 death of inmate Christopher Robinson – who refused to take part in “The Program.”

A hotline tip led to a probe into “predatory behavior,” said Department of Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn said. The officers aren’t accused of ordering Robinson’s beating. Instead, McKie and Nelson are charged with enterprise corruption. Albright, a lesser player, is charged with conspiracy and assault. All three pleaded not guilty in Bronx Supreme Court.

McKie and Albright’s lawyer, Joe Jackson, called the 58-count indictment a “web of lies” spun by criminals. McKie’s mother, Carolyn, said the charges were “nothing but wickedness and lies.” Nelson’s lawyer, Renee Hill, said he “vehemently denies these charges.”

McKie and Nelson were held in lieu of $200,000 bail, while the judge set Albright’s bail at $50,000 – which the correction officers union said was “appalling.” All three officers were being held in the Westchester County Jail. A dozen inmates also were charged, including three accused of manslaughter in Robinson’s death: Anquant Bryant, 18, of the Bronx; Joseph Hutchinson, 18, of Manhattan, and Shaddon Beswick, 18, of the Bronx.

Correction Commissioner Martin Horn said the allegations “broke my heart.””If the behavior alleged today is proven, these officers have stained … the good name of the 9,000-plus men and women who work in our jails every day,” Horn said.

Horn said the suspects weren’t caught sooner because they went to great lengths to conceal “The Program,” including lying in reports and signals to alert one another and inmates to supervisors. Officials said there was no link between McKie and Lloyd Nicholson, a correction officer arrested in February for a similar scheme, also dubbed “The Program.”

Outside court, Robinson’s mother, Charnel, cried as she applauded the arrests. “I feel like I’m one step closer to getting justice today,” she said, flanked by her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein, who has sued the city.

Lol at those guards coming up with those official titles – “The Program” & “The Team.” But on a serious note, we hope Christopher Robinson’s mom gets the justice she seeks. That fight club nonsense is heinous. And is it just us, or does that female guard look a lot like King Kong?


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  • grillfixer

    Wow Bossip, so this is news that u want to share, y? i’m not in jail nor have i been in jail nor do i intend on going, so y the lock up story? who the F care’s but those who wind up in jail, ( I know ever 1’s innocent and was wrongfully convicted!!) It’s still new’s for ppl who plan on going to jail, i mean who was affected by them? ppl in jail, are all of ur reader’s excon’s or do u think they will b?? ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!! almost lunch time n bossip is Borrinnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggggggggg!!





    What female guard?

  • Prissy

    The female guard is on the very left…scary I know…LOL LOL

  • grillfixer

    @AWWWWWWWWSHADDAAAAAP!!! THe 1st 1 on the right is a female! LMAO @ what female guard!! 2nd real laugh 2day!! thank’s!

  • ms meca

    Anquant Bryant, 18, of the Bronx; Joseph Hutchinson, 18, of Manhattan, and Shaddon Beswick, 18, of the Bronx… w

    ow now threee 18 years olds just threw the rest of there lives away

  • ms meca

    wait which one is a woman???

  • http://bossip Stebo Bigs

    There gonna get the rape program if they have to go to prison. I hate CO’s. I hope somebody makes personal toilets out of them just off GP.

  • grillfixer

    Which one is a woman? the world may never know!!lol let’s make bet’s n bossip u tell us tomorrow which is the female!!

  • Lauren still Bleeds Green-Steelers SUCK

    LOL MS MECA, That first thing pictured is supposedly a woman…smh

  • Lauren still Bleeds Green-Steelers SUCK

    Anquant Bryant, 18, of the Bronx; Joseph Hutchinson, 18, of Manhattan, and Shaddon Beswick, 18, of the Bronx… w

    ow now threee 18 years olds just threw the rest of there lives away

    exactly, for what? phone time? money? YOU’RE IN JAIL IDIOT!!!

  • http://Bossip Soul Ese

    Just another group of lazy a$$ bastards that believe they should get paid for showing up to work. They shoulda just sat at home collecting welfare either way we as tax payers will still be putting a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs.

  • Lils

    I know that fool (the one in the middle) he lives on Staten Island…smh!

  • ms meca


    definitly agree that was dumb … all they probably gave them was more phone time and more cigerettes lol

  • ms meca

    wow!! thats a woman… now that yu think about it that is a woman…. its funny because its rare you find girly guards at the jail… i worked as a correction officer here in cincinnati and all them broads were bigger then me and real manly…

  • Rosie313fromtheD

    Damn! I’m glad I read these comments. I had no idea the first guard was a WOMAN! Shelookalikaman!


    @ Prissy
    Thanks for letting me know that that was a woman. I had to go back and look for the name. Thought it was all men.
    But this is the world on drugs.

  • https://bossip.com/68766/showdown-in-motown-katt-williams-vs-steve-harvey/#comments me01

    This is a good story..bossip. What a Progam!

  • DEDE

    That female guard resembles fantasia lol

  • Whatever

    I thought that too DEDE:) It sad that lives are being lost over such foolishness.

  • PhillyYoungWoman-4-The-Kids

    get these guards outta here!! corny people in uniform..

  • PhillyYoungWoman-4-The-Kids

    where is RICK ROSS’ picture ???

  • KandieCane

    I hope they throw the book at all of them. CO`S are nothing more than criminals. It`s a shame because this has been going on for along time.

    I know there are a hundred more officers who do the same shit and just weren`t caught. They need to fire all they asses and start from stratch because this is not gonna stop the insane happenings that take place on Rikers !!!!!!!!!!!

    That`s a ugly bitch!!!!

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