Source: The New York Times

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US: rethinking Rikers

New York City is trying to radically overhaul the Rikers Island. Chicago’s Cook County Jail could serve as a model. Take a look inside both jails in 360 video.

There are big changes underway at Rikers Island, the troubled New York City jail complex. The city is spending millions of dollars on efforts to break the cycle of violence that has raged there for decades, even as Mayor Bill de Blasio is laying the groundwork to close it.

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