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NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Close Notorious Rikers Island—Finally

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In what could become the biggest criminal justice news of the year, a plan has been announced to shut down the jail that has held and criminalized countless Black and Brown people in New York City over the course of the last 85 years.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has agreed on a plan to close Rikers Island, the city jail facility that sits in the East River, only a few dozen yards from the runways of LaGuardia Airport.

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Written by Madison J. Gray

August 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

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