By: Ryan Brady, Associate Editor June 30, 17. 9:11

Mayor de Blasio has released more details on what the replacement for the Rikers Island jail facilities will be like and the process of setting up a new corrections system with facilities throughout the five boroughs.

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By: Road to City Hall June 27, 17. 9:22

Mayor de Blasio joined Errol Louis to talk about his conversations with Governor Cuomo over control of the city school system. He also discussed the Republican Health Care bill in Congress, the future of Rikers Island and his hopes for the controversial new pick to lead federal housing efforts in New York.  CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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The head of the correction officers' union slammed Mayor de Blasio's plan to shut down Rikers Island, saying it makes no sense to put jails in city neighborhoods. "They want you to take your 5-year-old granddaughter and walk by a jail, so you can explain to her what these barbed wires are, and what this place is, and why it is there as she is going across the street to her school," Correction Officers' Benevolent Association president Elias Husamadeen said Sunday on the John Catsimatidis AM 979 radio show.

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By: MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ | NY TIMES June 12, 17. 10:15

The highest-ranking uniformed officer overseeing Rikers Island abruptly stepped down on Friday, the latest sign of turmoil at the city jail agency.

The move comes just weeks before the correction commissioner, Joseph Ponte, plans to leave and will mean that during the summer months, when violence at the jails typically peaks, two top officials at the department will still be settling into their new jobs.

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