Plan to close New York’s notorious Rikers jail complex by 2026 approved

Credit: WorldNews- Published on October 18, 2019
56 minutes ago NEW YORKNew York City lawmakers voted Thursday to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex, which has become synonymous with violence and neglect, and replace it with four smaller jails intended to be more modern and humane. The City Council voted 36-13 to replace the complex with four smaller jails...
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Published on October 18, 2019 -  01:32
Plan to close New York's Rikers jails approved
The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities, as the nation rethinks mass incarceration. Ryan Brooks reports.

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