News12: Inmates claim correction officers at Rikers Island are not following COVID-19 safety protocol

“A group of attorneys is demanding the release of federal immigration detainees held in New York and New Jersey, citing a memorandum issued by President Joe Biden’s administration that changed who should be considered a priority for detention and deportation.

The letter from Brooklyn Defender Services, the Legal Aid Society and the Bronx Defenders was sent Wednesday to Thomas Decker, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s district office in New York, and seeks the prompt release of dozens of detainees they say are no longer a priority under the memo.”

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