De Blasio says he will release 300 criminals from Rikers Island

De Blasio says he will release 300 criminals from Rikers Island

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said that 300 nonviolent, elderly inmates who have less than a year on their sentence would be released from Rikers Island in an effort to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The city has incarcerated more than 5,000 inmates, housed mostly at Rikers. De Blasio said he won’t release inmates serving time for domestic violence or sexual assault.

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