Rikers In Crisis: NY Jail "Not Safe For Anyone"


Decarceration advocates and correction officers alike are blasting conditions in the Rikers Island jail facility, where nine inmates have died this year.

Following a series of news reports exposing dangerous and chaotic conditions inside of the jail, four state senators, seven assembly members, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Councilmember Brad Lander showed up at the jail Monday to see Rikers for themselves. 

The politicians are fighting for inmates to be freed from the “inhumane,” “dangerous and illegal conditions” plaguing Rikers Islandt hat uniformed officers maintain wouldn’t exist if the lockup was better staffed.


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