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1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted

April 14, 2015 10:26 PM
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1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to modernize the city’s criminal justice system and improve conditions in the Rikers Island jail complex, which for years has been plagued by violence and corruption.

The plan, which the mayor’s office calls “Justice Reboot,” aims to reduce the Rikers inmate population by 25 percent over 10 years.

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