It is one of those places that people know only as a horrific legend, unless they have a reason to be there. After 85 years, Rikers Island — and its stories of abuse, murder, inedible food and unafraid rats — is on its way to being no more. New York
Closing Rikers Island Is a Moral ImperativeNew York Times
Rikers Island Could Be Closed And Replaced With Smaller Jails Around New York CityNPR
Rikers Island to close in 10 years under de Blasio
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