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Old 03-31-2017, 04:13 PM
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Default New York City to close Rikers Island

New York City to Close Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday vowed to shutter Rikers Island and replace it with “at least a few new facilities” to lock up jailbirds elsewhere in the city. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” de Blasio said during a City Hall news conference.

“It will take many years, it will take many tough decisions along the way. But it will happen.”
But de Blasio stopped short of adopting the recommendations in a draft report from a blue-ribbon panel headed by former New York state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman.


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I’ll believe that NYC is going to close Rikers the day they start conducting public tours of the closed former Rikers jail/prison complex and not one minute before. The odds are 99 out of 100 this is just more lies and hot air coming out of the mouth of a certified lunatic.
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Well, they're looking for appropriate sites in the other boroughs, and with the combination of supervised release (no bail) and the change to not prosecuting teenagers as adults, the Rikers population should begin to shrink.

That said, well, it's a political promise, and therefore always subject to modification....I note that Staten Island doesn't want a jail at all.
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First of all, Rikers is not one jail. It has ten facilities.

Also, I don't believe it.
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The state may force it to happen, and sooner.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/14/n...-timeline.html

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“Given the city’s inaction and protracted 10-year proposal, it is now time for the [state] commission to examine steps to expeditiously close Rikers and to ensure that the constitutional rights of inmates and staff are protected,” the 70-page report said.
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They are going to open 4 jails across the city. Bronx, brooklyn, manhattan and queens.
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Political poppycock. Even with the officer who had his back broken, Deblasio is too soft and political to make a decision.
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The state might take it out of his hands.
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The state might take it out of his hands.
NY Gov Cuomo is even more politically corrupt.... He might step in to embasass the mayor, but he won't change anything. Deblasio and Cuomo are only about luring votes and pay for play. City and state corrections are both being manipulated. Neither of these political care that the gang problems ate out if hand, that you just can't play at cosmetic fixes, you need to fix infrastructure. Problem became worse when city and state administration stopped using those in the security field who worked up the ranks and know what's going on as decision makers, and filled the spots with "suits" who haven't a clue, who are lawyers, favors, and political appointment favors. I pray for all to be safe, whether incarcerated or employed by jails/prisons....but the dirt starts at the very top....
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