Byline: United Press International
New York's corrections watchdog agency Friday sued the Delaware County sheriff for failing to heed rules governing the maintenance of the county jail, including violations that led to the deaths of two inmates.
In addition to Sheriff Levon Telian, the Commission of Corrections' lawsuit also names Howard Nichols, chairman of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors, the board and the county.
The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court, charges Telian failed to adhere to commission rules regarding the management of the jail. The 3-member commission is charged with overseeing the operation of the state prison system …