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March 7, 2021
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Some Want More Inmates at Boerum Hill Jail

By Lisa M. Collins

Mayor Bill de Blasio is nixing a proposal to shutter Rikers Island after so many reports of the toxic environment there, but a Brooklyn activist says putting more inmates near home — such as in the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, which holds about 600 inmates at a time who are awaiting trial — is better for the inmates.

Afternoon Bulletin: De Blasio Nixes Plan to Shutter Rikers Island


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