Friday, December 8, 2017 -
Jackie Lucibello was serving a three-year sentence at the York Correctional Institution when she found out that her mother was dying from complications related to AIDS.
If Lucibello wanted to visit her mother in the hospital, she first had to be “blackboxed.”
A high-strength plastic box was placed over the key hole to her handcuffs to keep her from trying to pick the lock.
Chains running from her ankles to her waist to her wrists all intersected in that black box, rendering her practically immobile.
At the hospital, she was pushed in a wheelchair through the corridors, was not allowed to see any other visiting family members, and was watched by two guards with the hospital bedroom door open as she spent her final moments with her mother.