Remember Ronald Tackman, the career criminal who was awaiting sentencing on fraud charges the other day, but who managed to slip out of court because he was dressed in a three-piece suit and officers assumed he was a lawyer? Tackman is back behind bars today; the police arrested him in Washington Heights last night. But his escape has already had an impact on the city's criminal justice system. As of today, Rikers Island inmates who are considered escape risks "are to be outfitted in bright orange jumpsuits whenever they travel from the jail to court." [NYT]
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