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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Release 300 Inmates From Rikers Over Coronavirus Outbreak


Added 03-25-20 09:02:01am EST - “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will be releasing 300 inmates from Rikers Island prison due to coronavirus concerns. The mayor said that only non-violent and elderly inmates with at least five pre-existing…” - Thegatewaypundit.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thegatewaypundit.com: “New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to Release 300 Inmates From Rikers Over Coronavirus Outbreak”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“I’m listening to all the input … But I want to make very clear that I’m making the ultimate decisions, taking in the advice from all these different sources and doing what I think is the right thing for this city,” de Blasio added.

The Wall Street journal reports that “coronavirus is spreading quickly through the Rikers Island jail complex in New York City, killing one Department of Correction employee and infecting dozens of inmates and staff who go in and out of the facility.” The report says that dozens of inmates and staff have already been infected with the virus.

Last week a New York City Department of Corrections officer died from the virus.

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has also tested positive for the virus and is believed to have caught it at Rikers, though he is now at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo.

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