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Jonathan Lippman

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What You Need to Know About the Rikers Replacement Vote

The City Council is poised to OK four new borough-based jails Thursday. But the historic plan’s fate depends on a lot more than shuttering Rikers.

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City Seeks to Move Mentally Ill Inmates to Hospitals

A new possibility in plans to close Rikers Island jails: relocation of mentally ill and medically needy to secure hospital facilities


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