Smaller. Safer. Fairer. A Roadmap to Closing Rikers Island
Jul 2, 2017

“The central challenge involved in closing Rikers Island is reducing the number of people in jail to a number that can be safely and effectively accommodated elsewhere. At the beginning of this Administration, it would have been impossible to even conceive of a Rikers population small enough to consider such a change. New Yorkers should be proud that we have already come far enough to contemplate the steps we are now going to take.”

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