Erie County Holding Center

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A repeat sexual predator is being held at the Erie County Holding Center after an arrest on Thursday.

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A deputy at the Erie County Holding Center has been injured while attempting to subdue an inmate.

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A Buffalo boater has been arrested for selling cocaine from his watercraft.

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The Erie County Holding Center is now better equipped to cater to incarcerated veterans.

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A Grand Island woman is facing multiple drug-related charges after a traffic stop by Erie County Sheriffs deputies.

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Four deputies with the Erie County's Sheriff's Office were injured in two separate attacks by inmates in the downtown Buffalo Holding Center.

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The investigation by the Erie County Sheriff's Department into the death of a man held in custody continues.

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An inmate being held in the Erie County Holding Center in downtown Buffalo has died from injuries suffered in a fight with another inmate.  

19-year old Tyshawn Ball of Buffalo has been charged with second degree murder for the beating death of an inmate at Holding Center.   

Acting jail superintendent Thomas Diina said the fight between Ball and 49-year old Patrick Yale occurred in June.  Yale was treated at ECMC and died at the end of August.

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A 54-year-old Williamsville man is in critical condition at Buffalo General Hospital after trying to commit suicide in the Erie County Holding Center Sunday afternoon.

The Erie County Sheriff's Department says Edward Berezowski was arrested Saturday evening after two violent altercations with personnel at a Best Buy store on Transit Road in Clarence. He was taken to the Erie County Holding Center, pending an appearance in Clarence Town Court.

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A lawsuit over conditions at the Erie County Holding Center has been settled.

Linda Arthur was awarded $55,000 for her charges of mistreatment during her stay in the lock-up. Arthur was jailed over an unpaid parking ticket. Her suit claims that she was denied prescribed medications and her due process while being held in a crowded cell with limited amenities for 48 hours.

The lawsuit has helped pave the way for state mandated changes at the Holding Center.

The ticket that led to Arthur's troubles has been dismissed.

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Why were three Erie County Holding Center inmates mistakenly released over the past few months?  Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard went before the Legislature’s Public Safety Committee Tuesday to try to explain. 

In the latest incident a couple of weeks ago, a suspected car thief, Paris Williams, was freed from the Holding Center when another man whose last name is also Williams should have been released.

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 The Erie County Holding Center has a new way for making bail payments.  The County Sheriff's Office has implemented a cash bail payment system that can be accessed on-line or by phone.

Streamlining the payment process for families and inmates in posting bail has gone high-tech at the Holding Center.

"It opens another opportunity for someone to make bail," said Robert Koch , Superintendent of the Office of Jail Management Division for the Erie County Holding Center.