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Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:17 PM

N.Y. Gov. Hochul orders release of 191 Rikers Island inmates amid 'hell on earth' conditions at jail

Source: New York Daily News

Gov. Hochul ordered the immediate release of 191 Rikers Island inmates on Friday and signed a bill that paves the way for even more prisoners to be set free as conditions at the overcrowded city lockup continue to deteriorate.

The newly freed inmates landed behind bars for technical parole violations, like missing a curfew, consuming alcohol or being late for an appointment with a probation officer, and Hochul said they shouldn’t have been at Rikers to begin with.

“It doesn’t make us any safer,” she said in a press conference at her Midtown Manhattan office. “These people weren’t a danger in the first place.”

In addition to ordering the releases, Hochul said she’s directing her Department of Corrections to start the process of transferring 200 Rikers inmates into state prison facilities.



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they shouldn’t have been at Rikers to begin with

Agree

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:27 PM

1. Good will goes a long way

We can lock up petty miscreants but can't seem to put real crooks into the justice system

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:30 PM

3. Are we implying someone in particular?

hint, hint, natch, natch, wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 02:29 PM

2. Is this the first step in reforming prisons so the REHABILITATION takes precedence over the

CORRECTIONS? Because the corrections over rehabilitation model hasn't seemed to work out.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:07 PM

5. No, this is just to get Rikkers off the headlines. Next step: privatize Rikkers or phase it out? ...

They've been phasing it out for decades.

For the record: privatization of "corrections" ill serves correction.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:10 PM

6. So much for ending recidivism rates. Rehabilitation and solving the problems that cause crime

work a lot better to lower crime than just "correcting" people.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:16 PM

8. Exactly right. What increase in the potential to recoffend did the authorities add at disrupting ...

... so many peoples' lives over bullshit?

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Response to marble falls (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 04:05 PM

11. Especially when there is a financial incentive and benefit to increase prison rolls.

Be it through civil forfeiture or private prisons.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:04 PM

4. You mean there are people running around running late, maybe with a beer or two in them? Oh no.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:11 PM

7. Jean Valjean got caught with two loaves of stolen bread. . .welcome to French style justice

circa 1820.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:46 PM

9. Good on Gov. Hochul.

Republicans need to get off their almost 'Nazi concentration camp' idea of what prison should be.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 17, 2021, 03:48 PM

10. Coincidentally, Trump and 190 Jan 6th terrorists from New York are looking for a new home.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 18, 2021, 04:57 PM

13. don't forget trump .org & family !

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:21 PM

14. K&R

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