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Federal Judge Eyes a ‘Last Resort’ Fix for New York City’s Jails

By: Beth Schwartzapfel via The Marshall Project Last month, a federal judge overseeing a court settlement seeking to make New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jails safer signaled that she is losing patience with the city’s corrections department. After years of dysfunction and disorder at the complex, Judge Laura Taylor Swain said she was beginning to question whether city officials “are capable of […]