NEW YORK (AP) - A man who repeatedly used phony credentials to gain entry into New York City's jails may get his wish to do more time.
Prosecutors told a judge on Thursday that they want Matthew Matagrano to be locked up for 10 years. Matagrano, a former inmate, pleaded not guilty to felony burglary in Manhattan Supreme Court.
The judge doubled his bail to $100,000 and ordered him to get medical attention.
The New York Post ( ) reports that according to police statements released in court, Matagrano said he repeatedly sneaked into jails because the people inside were "nice" and made him "feel important."http://bit.ly/ZbNv0w
Authorities say Matagrano tried to get inside multiple city lockups, including Rikers Island and the Manhattan Detention Center, where he mingled with inmates for hours.
Information from: New York Post, http://www.nypost.com