Testimony of Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. Before the New York City Planning Commission Regarding the Borough Based Jail System

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NEW YORK, NY — July 10, 2019 —Chair Lago, Vice Chair Knuckles, and esteemed Commissioners, I am here today to implore you to vote no on today’s ULURP or to remove the Bronx site for further consideration. To be clear, Rikers Island is an abomination that must be shutdown. It is an archaic, outdated, harsh environment that puts both officers …

eHeziTestimony of Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. Before the New York City Planning Commission Regarding the Borough Based Jail System