NYC Government Publication
While the City Builds New Jails, How Much Will It Spend to Maintain the Jails Destined for Closure?
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The city is in the process of spending $8.7b to close Rikers Island & replace it and other jails with new borough-based facilities. But the new jails are not expected be ready until 2026. In the interim, the city needs to spend millions of dollars on major repairs of the jails destined for closure.