Video: Council’s Lancman on Next Steps to Close Rikers

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Jarrett Murphy

The Brooklyn House of Detention, a facility that might expand to permit the closure of Rikers, in the foreground. The criminal courthouse, where bail decisions are made all day, stands behind it.

Just days after Mayor de Blasio announced four sites for expanded or new jails to replace Rikers, and amid continuing fallout from a brutal attack on a correction officer by inmates, Queens Councilmember Rory Lancman–head of the Council’s Committee on the Justice System–joined 112BK on Tuesday to talk about where the city is on the path to closing the island jails.

And to mark Wednesday’s anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, Brooklyn Historical Society oral historian Zaheer Ali came on to discuss the civil-rights leader’s legacy in Brooklyn.

My talk with Lancman begins at 3:30 and my visit with Ali at around 17:45.

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