It should come as no surprise that some corrections officers are dirty, and this story proves everyone has a price. Former Rikers Island guard Robert Whitfield has been found guilty of drug possession, bribery, official misconduct and conspiracy after agreeing to help and inmate escape for $100,000 worth of cocaine. You know how he got caught? The inmate snitched on him.
Whitfield's trial revealed his boasts that he could change inmate records in the New York City Department of Correction computer. The Queens native reportedly approached multiple inmates before one took him up on his offer and subsequently told on him.
Islime Duviver, Whitfield's middleman, was given three kilos of cocaine by an undercover cop pretending to be the inmate's cousin. Whitfield, lack of ethics and all, was arrested shortly after.