NYC Rikers Shutdown Plan Called National ‘Model’ for Ending Mass Incarceration

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The Rikers Island jail complex in New York City . Photo by David Oppenheimer via Flickr

Plans to create a system of smaller detention facilities around New York City to replace the controversial Rikers Island jail complex could make the city a model for ending the nation’s  “tragic reliance on mass incarceration,” says former New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman . . .

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