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First Rikers Island Jail Facility Set To Close This Summer

  • January 02, 2018

“The City’s decision to shutter a sprawling, decrepit jail like George Motchan Detention Center is a great start to a new year,” Tina Luongo, attorney-in-charge of the criminal defense practice at The Legal Aid Society, said in a statement. “The key is to ensure that we continue to reduce the population of every single facility and until we close Rikers Island, also ensure that programming continues to serve people who are detained.”

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