As the crisis on Rikers Island intensifies, politicians at the state and local level are looking for solutions. NY1’s Zack Fink, Courtney Gross and Juan Manuel Benítez weigh in on the chaotic situation inside the city’s largest jail complex and discuss some of the obstacles blocking reform.
They also talk about the reopening of public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and the city’s push to get New Yorkers back to the office.
If you are looking for more in-depth content about the unsafe conditions inside the Rikers facilities, we recommend this special episode from April 2020: Voices from Rikers: Behind Bars as Coronavirus Spreads
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