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January 17, 2017
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McBrooklyn’s History of Riots and Escapes at Brooklyn Jail (Atlantic Ave)

By Lisa M. Collins

Sounds like things haven’t always been tranquil at the Brooklyn House of Detention, which is set to re-open in February after it was closed since 2003 for renovations and a failed city attempt to expand and add condos/commercial space. According to the blog McBrooklyn, there’s been some high-profile escapes and even an riot. Check it out.

 

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