NYC Council Committee Considers Plan To Close Rikers Island

NYC Council Committee Considers Plan To Close Rikers Island

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SHE HAD NO CHANCE. FRIENDS SAY BIBI JASMIN LIVED IN THE HOME FOR YEARS. CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE TAKES UP THE CONTROVERSIAL PLAN TO REPLACE RIKERS ISLAND. TUESDAY PEOPLE WERE VOCAL IN THEIR OPPOSITION AT THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING. IT CALLS FOR CREATING NEW JAIL FACILITIES IN EXISTING SITE IN LOWER MANHATTAN, QUEENS AND BROOKLYN. THE BRONX LOCATION WOULD BE AT MONT HAVEN. TODAY ONE COUNCILMEMBER QUESTIONED THE PROCESS THAT PARENTAL LOCATION. DESPITE A PLEDGE TO HAVE MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THE DETAILS SURROUNDING THE JAIL HAS FELT LIKE A ONE-SIDED CONVERSATION.

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