matthew matagrano

The Big House

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Most inmates count the days until they’re out of the big house; but one New York man is facing charges for busting back in.

New York City police say for at least a week Matthew Matagrano was using phony credentials to get into various prisons. The latest case was last Thursday when he arrived at the Manhattan prison around three in the afternoon.

Police say surveillance cameras caught him mingling with inmates, giving them cigarettes and smoking with them in the common area. Police say he has been getting in by flashing a gold shield and telling people he is a detective from the department’s intelligence unit.  read more »