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Manhattan judge says NYC federal lockups are 'run by morons'

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The judge added wardens at the facilities, “cycle repeatedly, never staying for longer than a few months or even a year,” according to the transcript.

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The troubled jail was placed on lockdown last year when a handgun was smuggled into the facility — but no charges were ever filed in the case.

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McMahon said she believed Days had been punished enough for her crime during her stay at the MCC, but the judge was forced to sentence her to five years because of a mandatory minimum requirement.

Attorneys for Days and a rep for the Bureau of Prisons, which runs the facilities, did not respond to request for comment.

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