Rafael A. Mangual joins Seth Barron to discuss New York City’s plan to replace the jail complex on Rikers Island with four borough-based jails and what it could mean for public order in the city.

New York City jails currently house a daily average of about 8,000 people, in a city of 8 million residents. Under the new plan, the borough-based jails (once constructed) will be able to house 3,300 people—less than half the city’s average daily jail population today. As Barron writes, the new target “will likely require a significant realignment of expectations about public safety.”

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  1. colleenb Member
    colleenb Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Oh I get it. You shut down the jails and then there’s no more crime. Why didn’t anyone think of that before?

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    • October 23, 2019, at 10:18 AM PDT
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