Wednesday, April 5, 2017
What Is Rikers Island?
The New York Times has been examining problems at Rikers Island, as well as the New York City Correction Department, which oversees it. Here’s what you need to know.
Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared that within the next decade, the jail complex at Rikers Island would be shut down. The mayor’s announcement was an acknowledgment that despite the hundreds of millions of dollars devoted to fixing the problems in recent years, the jail cannot be saved.