NYS Commission of Correction

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A new report on "problematic" jails names the Erie County Holding Center and the County Correctional Facility among the "worst" in the state.

The local lawyer representing the family of a man who died in the Erie County Holding Center is praising the work of the New York State Commission of Correction. The commission issued its final report in the 2012 death of 35-year-old Robert Metcalf, finding it a homicide caused by improper restraint used by Erie County deputies.