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A woman holds a sign demanding the closure of the Rikers Island jail. Activists are criticizing the rising death toll and inhumane living conditions, and New York City has pledged to close Rikers Island in 2027. (Photo by Sam Clegg)

Photo: Opinion: Close Rikers now

Sep 30, 2021

A woman holds a sign demanding the closure of the Rikers Island jail. Activists are criticizing the rising death toll and inhumane living conditions, and New York City has pledged to close Rikers Island...

Inside the hearing at City Hall, many gathered for the public hearing on the Rikers Island Closure Plan. (Photo by Sam Clegg)

Photo: City Council Holds Potential Final Meeting on Rikers’s Closure

Sep 9, 2019

Inside the hearing at City Hall, many gathered for the public hearing on the Rikers Island Closure Plan. (Photo by Sam Clegg)