Three female officers at Rikers Island have been sold to inmates for sex, former correction officer Gary Heyward has revealed. The revelation was detailed in his book titled “Corruption Officer: From Jail Guard to Perpetrator Inside Rikers Island” that will go on sale on March 31.
Heyward admitted he made money by smuggling tobacco and latter cocaine inside Rikers Island while he served as correction officer, teaming up with fellow officers and inmates along the way.
But the most shocking revelation in the book concerns a female correction officer who approached him and asked for protection for three other officers who worked as prostitutes inside the jail.
Heyward called the three women “copstitutes,” according to New York Daily News. In exchange for his protection, the officer, whom he refers to as Officer Rains, said she would help him sell contraband among inmates. Heyward agreed and had since earned immensely. The amount of earnings he received for his illicit activities dwarfed his salary as correction officer.
However, he knew it was time to break away when Officer Rains told him about a high-ranking officer telling other officials to get rid of him.
“If you want to get rid of all the drugs in the jail, get rid of Heyward,” the high-ranking officer said, as heard by Rains.
Not Everything Is About Money
Heyward said not all his illegal activities on Rikers Island were done for money. Once, he got a call from a friend saying the rapist and murderer of his 14-year-old daughter was on the island. Heyward requested for a “private time” with the inmate.
“I am meticulous and not in a rush. I make him pay. As I rain down on him I let him know why I’m here. ‘You like to rape and kill little girls, huh? She was only fourteen?”
Simon & Schuster described the book as a shocking memoir.
“Gary Heyward shares an eye-opening, gritty, and devastating account of his descent into criminal life, smuggling contraband inside the infamous Rikers Island jails,” Simon & Schuster said.