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With two cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 confirmed on Rikers Island, state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi is calling on both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to create an emergency plan that will allow those in jail a fighting chance to protect themselves from getting sick. more
Out of sight, out of mind — if there was a slogan for Rikers Island, that would be a clear winner. more
Criminal justice reform has taken center stage in New York City over the past year, from closing the infamous Rikers Island, to upgrades in evidence discovery, to efforts that could make trials faster. more
It’s all about putting less people in jail, especially with the pending closure of Rikers Island. And that might actually become a reality as city officials predict jail population in New York City will drop to 3,300 by 2026. more
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