Eighteen detainees have died in DOC custody so far in 2022, which is the highest count since 2013.
From Patch 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.
From AMNY Humanitarian group Campaign Zero (CZ) joined the calls for Rikers Island to be placed on Federal Receivership before the 2027 planned closure of the facility to end the death and suffering activists say regularly occurs at the prison.
Currently and prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, NYC has had the lowest murder and incarceration rates of the largest 5 cities in the US. Between 1993 and 2020, the number of people in New York City jails decreased 122% (from 18,623 ADP to 4,541 ADP) as overall crime fell and the city started decarceration efforts.…