Closing down Rikers?

Closing down Rikers Island? So you’ve heard about closing down Rikers? Perhaps, but here is why it may never happen. This article a few days ago here, which discussed the closing of rikers. The City thought the people of Staten Island would be perfectly fine with a min-Rikers Island moving in. Clearly, they are not. The…

City thinking about moving Rikers Island inmates

I’m not sure this is a good idea. And what will they do with the Island? If they found it difficult to gentrify Long Island City, Queens, try getting people to shell out money for a room on Rikers Island.   https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160331/college-point/city-quietly-eying-sites-for-new-jails-replace-rikers-island-sources