Jailhouse crock! Correction buses still parking all over Downtown

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Kids are taught that they’ll go to jail if they lie — so perhaps officials at the Department of Correction should be hauled off to their own pokey after we caught them in a mega-fib: Telling us last month that they would stop parking their armored buses on public streets then doing it again!

Just a month after we spotted buses from the Brooklyn House of Detention filling up spaces on Court Street near the Atlantic Avenue lockup, we captured photographic evidence of more buses parking on Jay Street near Adams Street in Downtown.

What’s worse, a Correction Department official had told us that it would never happen again — but the bus driver parked on Jay Street revealed on Wednesday that her superior simply moved her and two other bus drivers out of our keen-eyed view.

“They made us move from Court Street, so now we’re on Adams, and now they’re making us move from Adams!” said a driver who wouldn’t give her name.

Correction Department Deputy Commissioner Steve Morello had told us in April that he would personally scold drivers for parking on public streets near the lockup during their lunch break.

“It won’t happen again,” he said.

Not true. It has. Repeatedly.

Our ongoing investigation — which is not limited to lunchtime hours, by the way — shows that jailers are now parking on Jay and Adams streets, plus tiny Red Hook Lane between Fulton and Adams streets.

Morello wasn’t on duty on Wednesday, so stay tuned for his response.

Updated 5:18 pm, July 9, 2018
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