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Local Boards Reject Rikers Replacement Jails, But Council Reps Hold the Key

The de Blasio administration is wrapping up its first official feedback round on plans to close Rikers Island and open four borough-based jails — and the response hasn’t been positive. Three community boards in neighborhoods where the new jails would be housed — Boerum Hill, Kew Gardens and Mott Haven — have voted thumbs down. […]