Inner City Press

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYTAzerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube

More: InnerCityPro
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Ramel Pierson Is Not Produced in SDNY From MDC Lawyer Wins Order For Denied Legal Call

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon
BBC - Decrypt - LightRead - Honduras - Source

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Feb 18 -- Ramiel Pierson was conficted of robbing a barbershop in 2014. On March 11, 2020 he was presented on an alleged Violation of Supervised Release and remanded to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.  

 Things are not going well there.

On March 19 in an otherwise empty SDNY Courtroom now serving as its Magistrates Court, which Inner City Press alone reported on all day, Pierson's lawyer Carla Sanderson stated the obvious: her client was not with her at the defense table. 

 She said she had been told Pierson had refused to come out of his cell. She said she disbelieved this, that Pierson wants to address the alleged VOSR. She said she has had difficulties even getting a legal call with her client.  

 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Steward D. Aaron took a recess to work the phone in the robing room of Courtroom 23A, usually that of District Judge Sidney Stein.  

He emerged and ordered that Sanderson "be granted a legal call with Defendant." Problems with legal calls, even with the MCC and MDC closed to legal visits, were also a basis of SDNY District Judge Alison Nathan's order releasing a defendant, which Inner City Press first reported here.

This case is US v. Pierson, 14-cr-855 (Aaron / Swain). 


Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a month helps keep us going and grants you access to exclusive bonus material on our Patreon page. Click here to become a patron.

Feedback: Editorial [at]
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA

Mail: Box 20047, Dag Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

 Copyright 2006-2020 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at] for