Four inmates at the Brookwood Secure Facility allegedly attackeda staff member, one of four such facilities in the state under investigation for regular attacks on staff.
The attack occurred on Friday night during movie time when Luis Camacho, a youth division aide officer, was attacked from behind, knocked to the ground and repeatedly pummeled with chairs, a garbage can and a telephone. He suffered a possible broken eye socket, brusing, contusion, severe swelling to the head and a broken arm.
Currently NYS – OCFS is moving to shift juvenile offenders from upstate facilities into nonexistent New York City-based programs. All 4 youth charged are from downstate. Existing downstate providers are ill-equipped to deal with this population. State officials have yet to provide details because they have no clue as to how they intend to provide appropriate security, supervision, resources and support.