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The report also doubles down on borough-based jails.
The new jail, which would replace the current Brooklyn Detention Complex, is part of the city’s larger plan to close Rikers Island
Hundreds of residents railed against the city’s plans at a town hall-style meeting on Wednesday night
The city is considering replacing a nine-story government building with a new prison.
Due to a strict timeline, the city may be forced to reconsider their choice of location.
They are concerned that the jail will push South Bronx neighborhoods backward.
The Bronx Borough President isn’t pleased that the city has already settled on a specific site.
A new report issued by the Commission of Correction details worsening conditions at the island prison.
The study will last 10 months and look at the potential of expanding facilities in Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.
The Department of Corrections will shutter the George Motchan Detention Center this summer.
The city wants a consultant to examine if the prisons in Manhattan and Brooklyn can be expanded, among other things.
Following the De Blasio administration’s unveiling of a 10-year plan to shut down the prison on Rikers Island, a new report, spearheaded by City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, looks at what a Rikers-free New York City might look like.
The administration is looking to reduce the daily prison population by 25 percent over the next five years.
A commission has recommended inmates move off the island to smaller, borough-based jails.
The 413-acre island could give way to a Stuy Town style housing development.
Closure of Rikers Island could cost billions and take decades