Fourth Rikers Island Replacement Jail Site Announced

Aerial view of Rikers Island

The Mayor of New York City has announced a plan to locate four jails in each borough except Staten Island. Last March he announced plans to close Rikers Island, but said at the time that it would take 10 years to do so. Will this announcement of the fourth jail site in the Bronx speed up that timeline? Here’s what the Mayor said.

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