Rikers Island

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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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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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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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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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WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 06, 2019 - 3:20 pm
Protests continued Sunday over Mayor de Blasio’s plan to close Rikers Island and replace it with four new jails in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx.
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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 04, 2019 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to close down Rikers and replace it with four smaller, borough-based jails around the city took another step forward after getting a green light from the City Planning Commission. Protestors disrupted the city planning commission meeting, refusing...
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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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