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Rikers Sees Deaths Mount After Judge Gives NYC Last Chance On Jail – Patch – New York City, NY


By Matt Troutman & Campaign Zero

Signage at the entrance to Rikers Island on Jan. 14. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)

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NEW YORK CITY — Three people died after staying in New York City’s jails in the week after a judge approved a last-ditch plan by city officials to avoid a federal takeover of Rikers Island, according to advocates and reports.

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