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Mr. James T. Garvey Jr.

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  • Commanding Officer
    New York City Department of Corrections
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Spring 1979: When NYC's Kids Went to School on Rikers Inmate Buses
www.correctionhistory.org, 1 April 1979 [cached]
Captain David Delaney, Captain James Garvey, C.O.'s Thomas Alanzo, Leonard Arena.
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Captain Garvey coordinated the entire effort, but he is quick to say that he really didn't do anything. He gives complete credit to the men.
A steady 4 p.m.-Midnight man, Garvey's tour was changed to a 5 a.m.-1 p.m. tour. He arrived on Rikers lsland each morning at 4:30 a.m. to dispatch the buses organize the runs, and to make certain everyone left on time.
He acted as a liaison between the Board of Education and the Department. At the end of the day, he checked the vehicles in, did the paper work and logging for our records, and finished his day at 7:00 p.m. With pride, he says they had only three mechanical breakdowns, no accidents, -- not even a single "fender bender" in the five week operation.
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Captain Delaney took over when Captain Garvey returned to his steady tour.
CURNYN ASSOCIATES
www.curnynconsulting.com, 16 Aug 2008 [cached]
James T. Garvey, Jr.
Mr. Garvey worked in the NYCDOC for over 30 years, most of which consisted of managerial and supervisory responsibility, including Division Chief for NYCDOC. During his extensive tenure at NYDOC, Mr. Garvey developed use of force policy and procedures, including an incident tracking system and compliance reporting mechanism required by the Federal Court and other oversight agencies. Mr. Garvey was also the commanding officer for the Department's 150 member Emergency Response Unit as well as the commanding officer of the NYCDOC's Academy, which trained officers, supervisors, managers and civilian support staff. As part of his body of experience, Mr. Garvey has also consulted on numerous security and use of force matters, as well as offender management including work with gang-related populations.
Mr. Garvey also has extensive experience in environmental and physical plant matters as he chaired the NYCDOC's task force for the promulgation and implementation of environmental health standards, was the chief internal technical expert for the design and construction of a 500 bed addition to the maximum security institution and a stand-alone 800 bed floating jail facility at Rikers Island, served as the lead consultant in renovation and new construction projects in Puerto Rico's correctional system as well as lead security and environmental safety expert on Puerto Rico's current design of its first correctional medical facility. Mr. Garvey has also consulted in a multitude of jurisdictions, both nationally as well as internationally.
Spring 1979: When NYC's Kids Went to School on Rikers Inmate Buses
www.correctionhistory.org, 1 April 1979 [cached]
Captain Garvey coordinated the entire effort, but he is quick to say that he really didn't do anything. He gives complete credit to the men.
A steady 4 p.m.-Midnight man, Garvey's tour was changed to a 5 a.m.-1 p.m. tour. He arrived on Rikers lsland each morning at 4:30 a.m. to dispatch the buses organize the runs, and to make certain everyone left on time.
He acted as a liaison between the Board of Education and the Department. At the end of the day, he checked the vehicles in, did the paper work and logging for our records, and finished his day at 7:00 p.m. With pride, he says they had only three mechanical breakdowns, no accidents, -- not even a single "fender bender" in the five week operation.
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Captain Delaney took over when Captain Garvey returned to his steady tour.
Experts testify in suicide case 04/22/03
www.cjonline.com [cached]
Jim Garvey, who was a three-star chief when he retired in 1994 after 30 years with the New York City Department of Corrections, said he never had seen a jail or prison inmate commit suicide by hanging himself with a blanket or by hanging from a wall switch plate, which was the method Sisk used to kill himself.
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Garvey called Sisk's cell a protrusion-free cell, which had a custom-made "flush-mounted plate."The cell, which didn't have hooks and had a very high ceiling, was made for suicidal inmates, Garvey said.
Having a corrections officer physically check on the inmate and talk to him is preferable to a video check, Garvey said.But the corrections department's policy on suicide prevention "takes into account everything from A to Z. I find no fault with that at all," he said.
Curnyn Corrections Consulting - James T. Garvey, Jr.
www.curnynconsulting.com, 1 Feb 2006 [cached]
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