Can my friend avoid being part of the general public in jail?

My friend was assaulted, robbed, and threatened after he was arraigned, it looks like he's facing jail time now. Is there a way to segregate him from the general public or another measure to prevent him from interracting with the other inmates? He committed a non-violent crime, but one that can get him in lots of trouble (downloading and distributing child p).

Long Island City, NY -

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Jayson Lutzky

Jayson Lutzky

Divorce / Separation Lawyer - Bronx, NY
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In NYS they have protective custody if your friend would be at risk. It is used sometimes when law enforcement employees are arrested for example. Have your friend discuss the matter with an experienced lawyer.

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Richard C. Southard

Richard C. Southard

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
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His attorney should request that he be placed in protective custody.

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Joshua Sachs

Joshua Sachs

Criminal Defense Attorney - Evanston, IL
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Depending on his background, offense, sentence and other factors, he might be sent to a prison with a less violent class of prisoners. Also, many prisons have protective custody units. He should ask his attorney about this.

Jeffrey Jose Estrella

Jeffrey Jose Estrella

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
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There may be hope. He can ask via petition to be housed in isolation or protective custody.

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