|Landmark Plan to Replace Rikers Island Jail Is Approved|
|By wsj.com - Katie Honan|
The New York City Council on Thursday voted to approve a sweeping plan to replace the Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller neighborhood jails by 2026 to accommodate the city’s goal of shrinking its inmate population. The 51-member body passed the plan during an hourslong hearing that protesters periodically interrupted.
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