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Council Questions Promotion—and Absence—of Top Rikers Staffer

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito repeatedly questioned the judgement of Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte today for promoting two high-level staffers who failed to accurately report incidents of violence at a Rikers Island jail for teenagers. 1,011 more words

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No more solitary for Rikers adolescents

By the end of the year, solitary confinement will no longer be an option for 16 and 17 year-olds held at Rikers Island jail. The New York Times, as you may have noted, has been covering Rikers very closely; it says in a report from Sunday that it… 182 more words

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