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New York city council votes to close infamous Rikers Island jails

Reuters Thursday, 17 October 2019
The New York City Council voted on Thursday to close the city's infamous Rikers Island jail complex by 2026, casting off a detention system plagued by chronic violence and decrepit facilities as part of a national rethinking of mass incarceration.
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News video: City Council Voting On Plan To Close Rikers Island

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CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas has the latest on the New York City Council voting on a plan to close the prison on Rikers Island.

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