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Queens congressional candidate believes Rikers ‘is the right location’ and needs to stay open

Sep. 6, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Queens 3rd Congressional District candidate and former NYPD detective Michael Sapraicone discussed why he believes Rikers Island should remain open, despite plans for New York City to close the prison in the near future. He believes the conditions within the prison need to be improved, including how the incarcerated…
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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.