2nd Rikers Inmate in 3 Days Dies in Custody, 11th This Year, as Closure Demands Mount
Four Democratic congressional members from New York called conditions at the jail “deplorable and nothing short of a humanitarian crisis" -- and that was...
Im lost. What is this point of closing down rikers?
The same employees will work in the new jails.
This makes 0 sense
The main problem in jails is gangs. Until that is addressed there is no new facility that's going to fix anything in terms of inmate safety.
Everyone in this thread who has not done so already should jump a turnstyle, then spend 72 hours in the Tombs waiting for arraignment.
The amount of pro-punishment ignorance around rehabilitation in here is astounding.
Staffing wouldn’t be such an issue if we’d stop sending people back for minor parole violations like missing a curfew or forgetting to call your probation officer. Don’t get me started on people sitting in there because they can’t afford bail.
The jail needs to be closed. They've tried how many times to improve that place? Enough already. Enough deaths, enough abuse. Transfer people upstate (there are prisons within an hour of nyc). I know it will mess up visitation but even visitors are being abused there. That facility is toxically dysfunctional.