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Mayor de Blasio Plans to Reduce Violence, Smuggling at Rikers


Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a fourteen-point plan to crackdown on smuggling and violence at Riker’s Island yesterday. I spoke with John Boston. He’s the director of the Legal Aid Society’s Prisoner’s Rights Project. And he says while the reforms tackle inmate-on-inmate violence… they don’t address violence between correctional officers and incarcerated men.

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