Rikers Island

Rikers Island
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Mike Sugerman
March 26, 2020 - 7:18 pm
The Legal Aid Society is urging New York City to release juvenile inmates await trial amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 22, 2020 - 10:33 am
New York City was hit by the nation’s largest coronavirus jail outbreak to date this week, with at least 38 people testing positive at the notorious Rikers Island complex and nearby facilities — more than half of them incarcerated men, the board that oversees the city's jail system said Saturday.
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Sean Adams
March 19, 2020 - 8:44 am
Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed to release inmates with health risks and low-level offenders at Rikers Island after both a prisoner and a corrections officer tested positive for coronavirus.
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Harvey Weinstein
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
March 09, 2020 - 10:45 am
Harvey Weinstein reportedly took a fall at Rikers Island.
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Harvey Weinstein
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Erica Brosnan
March 05, 2020 - 1:46 pm
Harvey Weinstein was awaiting transfer to Rikers Island on Thursday after undergoing heart surgery at Bellevue Hospital, according to the New York Post.
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Corey Johnson Hart Island
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Rich Lamb
January 29, 2020 - 7:20 pm
Rikers Island will not be closing until 2026, but new plans for the city property are already in fruition.
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Associated Press
January 14, 2020 - 3:10 pm
Six New York City correctional officers have been charged with taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs into the Rikers Island jail complex.
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Homeless Subways
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Rich Lamb
October 18, 2019 - 1:28 pm
Dozens of protesters descended on City Hall Friday morning, shaming Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council for approving an $8 billion plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with four smaller, borough-based jails.
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 17, 2019 - 5:28 pm
The City Council will vote Thursday on a plan to replace Rikers Island with four smaller jails — one in every borough except Staten Island.
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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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