The city Council of new York approved a plan of liquidation of the world’s largest prison complex “Rikers Island”. It is planned that this will happen by 2026. Details the New York Times reports.
Is sick of the prison is planned to build four prisons of a smaller size. It is reported that the four new prisons will be located in the new York areas of Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and Manhattan.
The decision to close the “Rikers Island” was made because of numerous violations and mismanagement in the prison. The closure of the correctional facility will cost the city authorities more than $8.7 billion.
“Rikers Island” is a complex prison structures located on the eponymous island in the East river. The complex is equipped with motion sensors and cameras, steel doors and a fence with a spiral Bruno with a height of 3.7 m. the Space between the wire and the walls of the prison is controlled by laser beams and is guarded by dogs of fighting breeds