Rikers Jail Costs Soared Despite Fewer Inmates, Comproller Finds

Even though the inmate population at Riker’s Island has fallen to its lowest level in decades, the amount of money spent to run New York City jails soared to a record $1.1 billion in 2014, according to a new report by the city comptroller.

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Rikers Jail Costs Soared Despite Fewer Inmates, Comproller Finds

Even though the inmate population at Riker’s Island has fallen to its lowest level in decades, the amount of money spent to run New York City jails soared to a record $1.1 billion in 2014, according to a new report by the city comptroller.

To read the full original article, click here.