Page 7 of the March 1982 issue of the NYC Department of Correction Inside Out newsletter [See image of Page 7 at right] consisted of:
Image of Page 7 of the March 1982 issue of NYC DOC's Inside Out tabloid-size newsletter.
- a biographical article about the new Inspector General Randall Eng,
- four photographs of shows at Rikers Island facilities and
- Equal Employment Opportunity policy statement by Correction Commissioner Benjamin Ward.
The staff of Inside Out included Errol D. Toulon, then a C.O. who served as its photographer.
In due course, he would rise through the ranks to become Correction Academy Deputy Warden during the 1990s.
In the summer of 2010, Toulon, a Monroe College professor, made available to this website a copy of the March 1982 issue of Inside Out.
From that issue copy, the NYCHS webmaster has created this eight-page web presentation of extracted images and texts.
This web page's images and texts were extracted from that newsletter issue's Page 7.
In May 1974, Mayor Beame issued
Executive Order No. 14, which affirmed the City’s commitment to
equal employment opportunity in
City employment. The Executive Order required compliance with applica-
ble federal, state and local laws and
required each agency to develop and
implement a written equal employment opportunity program.
The New York City Department of
Correction wishes to reaffirm that it
is determined to be in compliance
with the City, State and Federal anti-discrimination laws as they relate to
employment in this agency, consistent with the concept of merit in employment.
As Commissioner of the Department of Correction, I affirm that
the policy stated herein and the Equal
Employment Opportunity Program
executed simultaneously herewith reflect this agency’s attitude and its intention, within the framework of the
Civil Service Law, to:
|BLUES STAR B. B. King and his fabled guitar, “Lucille,” brought the house down at the
Correctional Institution for Women.|
|THE INTERNATIONAL Dance Group of Ghana was a colorful and lively C.I.F.W. attraction
for female inmates.|
|“ONE MO’ TIME” CAST receives certificate of appreciation from HDM Warden Otis Bantum
after performance as Village Gate owner Art D’Lugoff (second from left) and Commissioner
of Distinguished Visitors Barbara Margolis (third from right) look on.|
|NEW YORK JET players were a popular attraction at the Adolescent Center, where Offensive
Tackle Marty Lyons pretended to be a quarterback as All-Pro Defender Joe Klecko gave
pointers to inmate linemen.|
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- Review all aspects of employment policies and practices as
they relate to selection criteria,
recruitment, hiring, promotion,
transfer, disciplinary procedures, separations, benefits, agency sponsored training, educational tuition assistance and
other terms and conditions of
- Determine whether any of the
above practices and policies reflect past discrimination and are
preventing women, minorities
and/or the handicapped from entry into or advancement in employment in accordance with
their skill and ability.
- Recruit, hire and promote (all
within the framework, of the
Civil Service Law) all job classifications without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, age or national origin.
- Base decisions on employment so
as to further the principles of
equal employment opportunity.
- Insure that promotion decisions
are in accord with principles of
equal employment opportunity.
- Insure that all other personnel
actions such as compensation
benefits, transfers, terminations, agency sponsored training, educational tuition assistance, social and recreation programs, will be administered
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age or national origin.
- Provide pursuant to the Vocational Rehabilitation Act of
1973, equal employment opportunity as set forth above to qualified disabled or handicapped
- Provide, pursuant to the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, equal employment opportunity as set
forth above, to those who are
qualified disabled veterans or
veterans of the Vietnam Era.
The Department of Correction will
make pertinent portions of the Equal
Employment Opportunity Program
available to employees in the Department and will give copies to all
new employees. I have appointed Carolyn Berry the agency EEO Officer.
Ms. Berry has overall responsibility
for the establishment, development
and monitoring of the equal employment program and will be working
with agency managerial and supervisory personnel on the program. She
will be reporting to me, at least quarterly, on problems and progress in
providing equal employment opportunity.
This endeavor, and the goal of
achieving and maintaining equal employment opportunity for all persons,
is of the highest priority for this
agency and the City of New York. It
has the full and positive support of the
management of this administration.
When Randall Eng was prosecuting
accused murderers in Queens County, he
didn’t much consider the Department of
Correction’s role in the criminal justice
system, unless perhaps the defendant
was delivered late to court.
“The mission of the Department is
much more complex than I could have
imagined,” Eng says today, and he has
reason to know. He is the new Inspector
General at Correction after a year as
Deputy IG/Departmental Advocate.
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“I just didn’t realize all the dimensions
that go into responsibility for the care,
custody and transportation to court of so
many thousands of inmates,” Eng concedes. “The problems involved in having
to move so many inmates every day are
Eng, a 34-year-old resident of Queens,
was admitted to the bar in 1973 after
matriculating entirely within the City of
New York—the public schools, Brooklyn
Technical High School and St. John’s
University Law School. He started at the
Queens District Attorney’s office in 1972
and rose through the ranks under four
DAs, Thomas Mackell, Michael Armstrong, Nicholas Ferraro and John Santucci, rising to bureau chief of the Supreme Court Trial Bureau in Long Island City after having tried more than
200 felony cases, many of them homicides.
He came to Correction in October,
1980 and helped ease a changeover in
policy that now refers disciplinary
matters to the City’s Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) for
adjudication, rather than settling or trying them within the department.
His work as Departmental Advocate
was also something of a shock, Eng recalls. “We had two staff attorneys for a
constituency of 4,000 uniformed officers
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This is Page 7 of the New York Correction History Society's web presentation of images and texts extracted from NYC DOC's Inside Out issue of March 1982. Links to all 8 pages of the presentation -- each based on its corresponding page in the printed newsletter -- are listed below:
- Page 1 -- Inmate Count Steady, Koch to Grads, Inspection Division Formed.
- Page 2 -- Commissioner Ward's "editorial," Inmate Count story continuation.
- Page 3 -- Start of IIS, of PC lessons for inmates, of E.A.P.
- Page 4 -- DOCers in shooting competition & police olympics, On the Gate personals.
- Page 5 -- Starts: inmate grievance program, KCHPW, centralized & computerized TD.
- Page 6 -- Rose Singer bio, CO recruitment drive, Inspection Div. story continuation.
- Page 7 -- EEO Policy, IG Eng bio, 4 photos of shows at Rikers facilities..
- Page 8 -- Koehler bio, inmates repair parks, HDM COs honor Capt. Giles, IG story jump
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