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  • April 03, 2017 Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform
    A more just New York City

    For more than 20 years, New York City has successfully driven down both crime and incarceration. Here's the 92-page report from the chairman of Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, Jonathan Lippman to close Rikers Island jail facility.

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  • April 03, 2017 The Normangee Star
    City vows to close Rikers

    Mayor de Blasio vowed at a news conference in the City Hall rotunda to close Rikers Island within a decade. Mark-Viverito commissioned a report a year ago on the possibility of closing Rikers.

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  • April 03, 2017 Fox5 NY
    Members of Commission calling for Rikers closure

    Why was Rikers Island in need of closure, and what are the next steps now that it is? Our Executive Vice President, Stanley Richards, and Jeremy Travis, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, explain all this and more.

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  • April 02, 2017 ABC7
    [Formerly incarcerated individual from Rikers] says jail was ‘huge, unmanageable’

    Inside Rikers, the 400-acre facility known to many as 'Torture Island,' is where Stanley Richards [Fortune Executive Vice President] did his time in the late 80s for robbery and drugs. "I was in solitary confinement in Rikers in cells, in dorms. It's huge, it's unmanageable - this work for me is not about work, it's personal," he says.

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  • April 02, 2017 PIX11
    New report shows what closing Rikers Island means for NYC

    Members of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform shared a stage with district attorneys from across the five boroughs and elected officials at John Jay College to talk about what shutting down Rikers would mean for the city.

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