FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 19, 2014
CONTACT: Peter Van Delft
Suffolk County Sheriff Steven W. Tompkins and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department recently hosted a tour of the Suffolk County House of Correction for the Honorable Paula Carey, Chief Justice of the Trial Court and Harry Spence, the Administrator of the Trial Court.
Led by Superintendent Yolanda Smith and Superintendent In–Chief Mike Harris, the tour included a comprehensive overview of the federal ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) building and the Ricky Dever Medical Unit, where inmates at the Suffolk County House of Correction receive both physical and mental health treatment.
Following the tour, Sheriff Tompkins emphasized the importance of having legal professionals visit to learn more about the operations of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
“It is always refreshing when other members from the world of law enforcement visit our facilities to learn more about what we do here at the Sheriff’s Department,” said Sheriff Tompkins. “If we really do want to make an impact and make that sure we’re being effective in addressing incarceration and recidivism, that cohesiveness is crucial. I’m glad that Judge Carey and Mr. Spence made it a priority to learn about what we do and I hope they were able to gain useful insight into our operations from their visit.”