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EEP Law Releases Statement on the Felony Conviction of Rebecca Hillman

“Ryan Wilson’s life was lost in the City’s custody when those in power chose to let him die.” – John Elefterakis

Former NYC correction captain, Rebecca Hillman, was convicted of criminally negligent homicide for ordering her subordinate not to intervene when an inmate committed suicide in his Manhattan jail cell. Hillman, 40, faces up to four years in prison for the death of Ryan Wilson in November 2020, who was serving time at The Tombs for parole violation and robbery charges.

EEP Law represents the family of Ryan Wilson. By holding Rebecca Hillman accountable for Ryan Wilson’s death, the jury sent a clear message that Ryan Wilson’s life mattered and that if not for the cruelty and indifference of Hillman and her former Department of Correction colleagues, Ryan Wilson would be here with us today.

Partner Baree N. Fett said: “Today is a great day for Justice. While this is an important step for Ryan’s family, there is more work to be done. Our firm will continue the fight to hold Hillman and the Department of Correction responsible for the failures that led to Ryan’s tragic death and to implement lasting, systemic reforms.”

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