If attorney Marc S. Dreier gets his way, he soon will be released from the Metropolitan Correctional Center to his own midtown luxury apartment. But first, he has to convince federal Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who said the relatively rare issue raised two questions: Is it appropriate to permit "people with means or access to means" to effectively create their own "private prison"? And do armed private guards have the same ability to prevent a defendant's flight as a U.S. marshal or a prison guard?
Bid to Create 'Private Prison' at Issue in Dreier Bail Determination
New York Law Journal
February 5, 2009