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Agreement reached to close notorious Rikers Island jail<
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NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council leaders say they've reached an agreement to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex and house inmates in smaller jails around the city.
De Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson, a fellow Democrat, announced the deal Wednesday, just hours after a state watchdog commission said Rikers was one of the five worst loca ...