April 4, 2017: RIKERS: THE END GAME

Encore: April 03, 2017

Violence against inmates at Riker’s Island notorious jail have increased despite recent reforms.  Mayor de Blasio has now promised to shut down the facility in 10 years, but is that too long a time?  Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson is here with reaction.

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