[VIDEO] New York City's Controversial Skyscraper Jails

New York City is halfway through a multi-year plan to construct four new jails - one each in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Queens. These jails will, in theory, substantially decrease the overall incarcerated population and allow the city to close the most notorious prison in the United States: Riker’s Island. However, as construction begins under new mayor Eric Adams, many stakeholders question the efficacy and fairness of the plan. Watch the full video to see all the details on these new borough-based jails.

via Cheddar

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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