Opinion | Rikers Island Is an Endless Catastrophe – The New York Times

The mayor promised to close the jail years ago, but the situation there is as desperate as it’s ever been.

The bail law “was rolled back even before it could have an effect, thanks to a relentless scaremongering campaign by the police, prosecutors and some lawmakers who exploited a few high-profile crimes”
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/opinion/rikers-island-de-blasio-close.html

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