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Don't Release the Violent

Posted 12/6/21

To the Editor: The concerns expressed in the Dec. 3 editorial, "Borough-Based Crapshoot," are entirely legitimate. But it's not surprising that dense-headed Mayor Bill de Blasio feels that even though Rikers Island currently has 5,444 prisoners, four jails holding 3,300 prisoners will be adequate to replace it.

Of course, the Mayor is almost out the door. So if his dubious prediction proves inaccurate, he won't face the consequences.

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