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COBA President Benny Boscio on Inside City Hall 4.27 Blasting Proposed Federal Takeover of Rikers
By: Inside City Hall April 28, 22. 0:00

COBA President Benny Boscio Jr. appeared on Inside City Hall to call out the issues with the proposed federal takeover of Rikers. Boscio said that the outcome of staffing shortages and failed administration policies has been “eight years of neglect” by the previous Mayor. Additionally, Boscio said Rikers Island Commissioner Louis Molina should be given an opportunity to “fix the problem,” citing that the three prior commissioners had no prior “jail experience.”

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Most inmates at Rikers Island are being held in jails over 50% capacity despite continued pressure on jail leaders to keep housing areas half-full, stats and court papers show.

By: CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS and STEPHEN REX BROWN January 25, 21. 0:00

City jail health officials have begun vaccinating medical staff against COVID-19 — and hope to soon start inoculating correction officers and inmates, according to multiple sources.

By: REUVEN BLAU January 3, 21. 12:10

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By: BETH FERTIG, WNYC AND JAKE DOBKIN | Gothamist December 21, 20. 0:00

NEW YORK - Four Rikers Correction officers are recovering from what their union is calling a violent attack that occurred Friday night.

By: SPECTRUM NEWS STAFF December 19, 20. 0:00

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