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Rikers Island: The Closing of the Notorious Jail, Explained

NYTimes.com Friday, 18 October 2019
Friday: New York’s notorious jail complex will be closed for good. Here’s where the inmates are going, and how the city plans to make it happen.
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NYC to Shut Down Infamous Rikers Island. The move to close the jail was confirmed after a vote passed 36-13 in the N.Y.C. city council. What we are doing today will reshape the city for generations to come and impact the lives of every New Yorker. , City Council speaker Corey Johnson, via NPR....

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