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Plan to close New York's Rikers jails approved

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 01:32

The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities, as the nation rethinks mass incarceration. Ryan Brooks reports.

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The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities, as the nation rethinks mass incarceration. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Plan to close New York's Rikers jails approved

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 01:32