NY inmate complains about only having one mattress in prison
Ronald Herron was hiding 13 razor blades inside one of his two mattresses.
By C1 Staff
NEW YORK — An inmate who was originally allowed two mattresses before having one of them removed is demanding the return of his second mattress.
The NY Daily News is reporting that Ronald Herron, now facing a life sentence after being convicted for racketeering and murder charges, was hiding 13 razor blades inside one of his two mattresses.
His defense attorney claimed that the razors must have come from a previous inmate who had the mattress.
“It’s our contention that the mattress came ‘dirty,’ already containing the contraband,” said defense lawyer Kelley Sharkey.
Prosecutors urged Judge Nicholas Garaufis to ignore Herron’s demand for an additional mattress.
Herron is currently being held in solitary confinement due to threats against witnesses in his case.