Tag: department-of-corrections

Council members intro plan to reduce Rikers population by nearly 3,000

Apr. 11, 2023 By Ethan Stark-Miller

A cadre of City Council members on Tuesday introduced several measures aimed at reducing the Rikers Island jail population from where it currently stands at just below 6,000 to 3,300 in order to close the troubled facility by the mandated 2027 deadline.