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A New York Times op-ed Lauds the Decision to Move Adolescents off Rikers

Reacting to yesterday’s news of a plan to move all 16- and 17-year-olds on Rikers Island to th...

Posted by FriendsNY

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New York City Develops Plan to Move 16- and 17-Year-Olds off Rikers Island.

July 21, 2016 New York City is developing a plan to move all adolescents (ages 16 and 17) off Rikers...

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Young People on Rikers still in Solitary Confinement

All four of the young people profiled in this story have one thing in common – they all went t...