Billboard – The jails on Rikers island have become infamous for police brutality and spawned federal investigations, sparking protests against mass incarceration in New York City. De Blasio’s pledge came as an independent commission was to release a report recommending replacing the jails with a system of smaller, borough-based jails around the city.
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