Erie County

Could the Central Terminal become a Courthouse and Holding Center?

When Republican Chris Collins was still the Erie County Executive, the Democrats on the County Legislature railed against the administration and Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard for longstanding civil rights violations at the Erie County Holding Center. The legislators called

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Activists call for murder charges against Sheriff Tim Howard

BY AUSTIN HARIG Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard has been the subject of controversy for many years. His administration of the Erie County Holding Center has come under scrutiny following a slew of highly suspect inmate deaths.  The prison has a suicide

Civil Rights

Hochul silent on holding center murder of India Cummings

BY A.J. BELL In the aftermath of a murder at the Erie County Holding Center that killed a healthy 27 year old woman named India Cummings on February 17, activists are calling for Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard to resign. Howard

Civil Rights

Something demonic is happening in Buffalo’s County jail

BY CHRIS STEVENSON Early last week Edward Berezowski , 54, was reported as found hanging in his cell by his jail-issued pants. According to the Buffalo News he died on Friday, August 17. He was said to have told deputies he was going

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India Cummings was beaten to death by Holding Center deputies

BY MATTHEW ALBERT, ESQ. A tragic and horrific case: My client India Cummings, in the throes of mental illness, clearly incapacitated and incapable of taking care of herself, was put in custody at the Erie County Holding Center on February 1st,


Possible contenders for County Sheriff

Democratic Party infighting has long thwarted efforts to take the Count Sheriff’s office, held by Republican Tim Howard since 2005, when he succeeded the newly elected Senator Patrick Gallivan, the Republican who held the office since 1998. After 18 years