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

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