NEW YORK — A Department of Correction veteran captain has resigned after video surfaced showing her kissing an inmate inside what appears to be a Rikers Island jail cell.
In the exclusive cellphone video obtained by PIX11 News, sources say Capt. Shantay Dash walks by an inmate’s cell inside the RNDC complex. The two begin a conversation and suddenly Dash is seen leaning in for what appears to be a kiss.
“What the heck?” Dash yells after the kiss.
However, right after that, the two exchange a high five.
The inmate appeared to record the entire incident on a contraband cell phone that was hidden inside his cell.
Dash was not at her Brooklyn home when PIX11 visited Monday, the same day the Department of Corrections said she resigned from the job, just shy of her 10-year anniversary, meaning she receives no pension. Dash also walked away from an $80,000 salary.
A few weeks ago, PIX11 was granted access inside Rikers Island, which is undergoing a massive 14-point reform plan. Commissioner Joe Ponte discussed at length the topic of inmate-staff relationships.
“They develop relationships that are unhealthy,” Ponte said. “They get staff — again, in small numbers — to bring in phones and contraband.”
That is something Dash was familiar with doing. In January, Dash was arrested, according to court reports, for allegedly smuggling a tattoo gun into Rikers Island so an inmate could change a tattoo marking that linked that inmate to a crime.
After that arrest, Dash was placed on modified duty away from inmates, but she did not lose her job.
Silly rabbit. That little kiss wasn’t even worth it. She’s looking out for him and he’s meanwhile recording and snitching her out. After nine years, she should know that the majority of those inmates can’t be trusted.
I’m disappointed in her for throwing away an $80,000 salary over some locked up phuck boy. Heck, if she liked prison thugs that badly she could have waited until they were released to have relations with them.
SideNote: With bonuses, she earned $134,287 last year !!!