Borough-Based Jails

Rikers Island
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Marla Diamond
October 16, 2019 - 1:29 pm
A City Council committee will hear arguments in support and opposition of the plan to close Rikers Island ahead of a full council vote on Thursday.
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Rikers Island
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Mack Rosenberg
October 15, 2019 - 6:15 pm
The City Council is set to vote Thursday on a plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four borough-based prisons.
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Rikers Island
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Steve Burns
October 14, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New numbers from the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office estimates the city’s jail population will be cut in half over the next seven years, just in time for the closure of Rikers Island.
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Rich Lamb
September 19, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Religious leaders joined the former New York State chief justice on Thursday to call for the expedited closing of the Rikers Island jail complex.
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Erica Brosnan
September 05, 2019 - 12:50 pm
The City Council held a hearing Thursday on a plan to shut down the Rikers Island jail complex and replace it with four borough-based prisons.
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Steve Burns
September 03, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to close down Riker’s Island and replace it with four smaller jails around the city took another step forward on Tuesday.
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Rikers Island
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August 15, 2018 - 6:10 pm
A briefing was held at City Hall Wednesday on the new jails that will eventually replace Rikers Island – if and when it is shut down.
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