Jail Counselors at Rikers Island Resign After Being Accused of Dating Inmates

Kristina Rodriguez’s Instagram feed is filled with pictures of her being cozy with a former jail inmate. INSTAGRAM
Kristina Rodriguez’s Instagram feed is filled with pictures of her being cozy with a former jail inmate.
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Two mental-health counselors accused of being romantically involved with inmates under their care at New York City’s Rikers Island Jail have resigned from their jobs, reports the New York Daily News.

The two counselors, identified by sources as Kristina Rodriguez and Nicole Menna, resigned from Corizon, an independent company hired by the city to provide services to Rikers’ inmates, writes the news outlet.

A spokesman at the Department of Mental Health and Hygiene confirmed the resignations for the News.

“Concerns about the behavior of two employees were substantiated and they are no longer employed by Corizon,” the spokesman said.

Rodriguez, 30, reportedly fell in love with an inmate who is now free. She is said to be expecting a child. Her Instagram and Facebook accounts are replete with images of the couple, the report says.

“I have no comment,” Rodriguez told the News on Friday.

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