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Facing Re-Election and Political Pressure, NYC Mayor Announces Plan to Phase Out Rikers Island - Observer

A woman holds up a banner calling for Rikers Island to be shut down. Jillian Jorgensen/Observer. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today he would finally bow to the urgings of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and countless ...

This Is the Report on Why Rikers Should Close - DNAinfo

NEW YORK CITY — For more than a year, dozens of city officials, academics, politicians, former judges and advocates have studied the conditions at Rikers Island Jail, the penal colony that's been called "disgusting" and "inhumane" by everyone from Gov.

NYC mayor vows to shut down notorious Rikers Island - The Grio

On Friday during a City Hall news conference, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that he would shut down Riker's Island. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” de Blasio declared. “It will take many years, it will take many tough decisions ...

NYC mayor supports closing of notorious Rikers prison - Yahoo News

Saharanpur, Mar 31 (PTI) Some Hindu-right wing activists today allegedly pelted stones at Maulana Masood Madani and gheraoed the police vehicle escorting the rape accused to a Deoband court for a hearing, police said. The protesters also tried to catch ...

New York mayor backs plan to shut notorious prison - Yahoo News

New York's mayor pledged Friday to shut down the notorious Rikers Island prison, the city's main jail complex, in a process that will take at least 10 years. "We had to do a lot of work to figure out a path that actually could achieve this goal," said ...

Rikers Island to close, New York mayor says - KITV Honolulu

Rikers Island is New York City's main jail complex. The complex contains 10 jails that can house as many as 15,000 inmates at once. By Kwegyirba Croffie CNN. (CNN) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday vowed to close the Rikers Island jail complex.

New York City Mayor Backs Plan To Close Rikers Island In 10 Years - HelloBeautiful

Plans to close the jail permanently are expected to unfold over the next decade and include an array of logistics that will need to be ironed out. Charise Frazier @charisefrazier. Charise Frazier is a multi-media journalist and a pop-culture news ...

Mayor de Blasio Announces Closure Of Rikers Island Prison - The FADER

"New York City will close the Rikers Island Jail facility," Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday during a press conference. The mayor did not detail his proposal, but the announcement comes before the release of an independent review of the ...

New York City is officially closing the infamously troubled Rikers Island jail - Vox

After years of abhorrent conditions and abuses, New York City will shut down the notoriously troubled Rikers Island jail. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. “It will take many years. It ...

Rikers Island to close in 10 years under de Blasio plan - SILive.com

In a June 20, 2014, file photo, the Rikers Island jail complex stands in New York with the Manhattan skyline in the background. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday, March 31, 2017, that he's developing a plan to shut down the massive jail ...

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Wants To Close Rikers Island. But It'll Take Some Time - Essence.com

The man who once said the idea to close the infamous island was "unrealistic" is finally on board. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday his plans to close Rikers Island — the troubled jail complex riddled with mismanagement and ...

'It will happen:' Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to close Rikers Island jail facility - WABC-TV

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced hopes that his administration will eventually be able to close the Rikers Island jail facility. A report by an independent commission set to be released this weekend is expected to recommend the ...

NYC Mayor Wants to Close Rikers Island Jail Over Next Decade - Bloomberg

A view of buildings at the Rikers Island penitentiary complex in New York on May 17, 2011. Photographer: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images. New York (AP) -- The mayor said Friday that he wants to close the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex, ...

New York City to close Rikers Island - Fox News

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday vowed to shutter Rikers Island and replace it with “at least a few new facilities” to lock up jailbirds elsewhere in the city. “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility,” de Blasio said during a City Hall ...

New York's notorious Rikers Island prison 'to close' after years of complaints - Telegraph.co.uk

One of the world's largest prison complexes is to close, it has been announced, after the mayor of New York revealed he is to shut the doors of the infamous Rikers Island prison after years of debate about the controversial facility's use. The violence ...

Why People Are Outraged Over Plans to Shut Down Rikers Island - Complex

A panel helmed by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will reportedly recommend closing the Rikers Island jail complex and replacing it with smaller jails, the New York Daily News reported Thursday. The 27-person panel has been ...

New York mayor backs plan to shut Rikers Island jail complex -NY Times - AOL

NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his objections to closing the city's Rikers Island jail complex after being presented with a special panel's recommendation to phase out the violence-marred facility, the New York ...

Panel to recommend closing notorious Rikers Island jail - Normangee Star

Mayor de Blasio on Friday will endorse a sweeping plan to shutter Rikers Island – which includes slashing the number of city correction officers by almost two-thirds, sources told The Post. A panel of experts is expected to suggest the city close ...

Rikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Bill De Blasio Announces - Patch.com

New York City will shut down the notorious jail on Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. By Ciara McCarthy (Patch Staff) - March 31, 2017 2:23 pm ET. Rikers Island Jail To Be Closed, Mayor Bill De Blasio Says. CITY HALL, NY — Rikers ...