Ex-Con Snuck Back Into Rikers Island: Cops

He's accused of impersonating corrections official

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 2, 2013 10:57 AM CST | Updated Mar 2, 2013 11:56 AM CST

(Newser) – Police say a former Rikers Island inmate managed to sneak back into the prison repeatedly by impersonating a corrections official. Matthew Matagrano, 36, allegedly used the badge and ID of the official for at least a week to get back inside and mingle with inmates before his arrest yesterday, reports AP. Why? That part isn't clear. It may or may not be relevant that Matagrano is a registered sex offender. He pulled a similar stunt in 2004 when he used a fake ID to enter a Queens school and pore over student records, reports the New York Post.

The Rikers Island complex on New York’s East River.
The Rikers Island complex on New York’s East River.   (AP Photo/Julia Robertson)
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