New York Attorney General Letitia James Supports Federal Takeover of Rikers Island

December 2, 2023 By admin Off

New York’s Attorney General Letitia James supports a court-ordered takeover of Rikers Island and other city lockups, arguing that only receivership can fix the city’s beleaguered jail system. The AG’s letter notes six detainees have died in the past six months on Rikers Island, and details troubling facts about jail deaths in 2021 and 2022. The receiving end would run some or all of the jail system with powers laild out by a judge.