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Rikers Island, first opened in the 1930s, has become controversial for its violence and corruption in recent decades. (Courtesy of Flickr)

Problematic Rikers Must Close

January 29, 2020

The city’s plan to close Rikers, however, is more than a plan to shut down a facility rampant with abuse. It is a plan for a top-to-bottom reform of the city’s jail system.

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