Woman Uses Toddler’s Diaper To Pass Rikers Island Inmate Contraband

Surveillance video caught the exchange during a misguided family visit.

October 17, 2018

Rikers Island [PIX11/screenshot]

Rikers Island [PIX11/screenshot]

By: Aaron Rasmussen

QUEENS, NY — A woman visiting Rikers Island prison was caught on camera allegedly hiding contraband inside her daughter's diaper and attempting to pass it off to an inmate during a misguided family visit.

The surveillance video, shot in April, shows the woman sitting in a room at the West Facility. She holds the sleeping toddler on her lap and chats with the prisoner.

At one point, the visitor struggles to push something into the back of the littel girl's diaper. She then picks the child up, lifts her over the table, and hands her off to the prisoner.

The man takes the the tot, rocks her, and then starts digging around for the contraband before quickly placing it inside his unzipped gray prison jumpsuit.

Correction officers, who had grown suspicious while spying on the exchange, surprised the pair when they entered the visiting room with a K-9 dog. They escorted the woman and child out of the room.

Despite their best efforts, however, the inmate was not found holding anything illegal right away. Officers suspect that the inmate was able to quickly hide the package in his rectum, where they are not allowed to search.

The Correction Officers' Benevolent Association continues to investigate the incident.

Read more: ABC7, PIX 11

Next Up

Baby Horribly Burned At Applebee's; Employees Waited 20 Minutes To Call 911

17-month-old Cadien Scott Gaffney was burned when he grabbed a glass of hot water on Friday at an Applebee's in Queens.

Kansas Man Wrongfully Imprisoned In 'Bizarre' Doppelgänger Case Awarded $1.1 Million

Richard Anthony Jones calls finding a new suspect and going free after 17 years behind bars “an overwhelming feeling.”

California Couple Allegedly 'Locked Kids In Cages' To Keep Them Away From Meth

Ramon Zendejas and Mercadies Williams reportedly face multiple charges, including drug possession and manufacturing a controlled substance.

Mom Already In Custody; Now Dad Wanted In Fatal Child-Abuse Case Jumps To His Death

Mohammed Torabi was estranged from his wife, Tina, after allegations of domestic violence, which include choking and biting.

Mom Who Created Popular YouTube Series Charged With Torturing Her Adopted 7 Children

The YouTube channel has now been removed, and a message on the page says that the user’s account has been terminated for violating community guidelines.

Suspect Charged In The Kidnapping, Rape & Murder Of Hania Nicole Aguilar, 13

Michael Ray McLellan, 34, has been charged with first-degree murder and a string of sexual assault charges and is being held without bond.