The Indypendent: Four New Jails For $10 Billion: Now is the Time For NYC to Invest in Communities Not Cages

Some former members of the Close Rikers movement such as the Bronx Defenders and VOCAL-NY pulled out because they felt that the plan lacked any real investment in new community-based services such as affordable housing and community-based mental health programs. They also objected to spending money on building institutions that they view as fundamentally harmful.”

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