Last spring, Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to close Rikers Island in 10 years, citing the systemic problems of violence, corruption, and outdated buildings and infrastructure.
Mayor Bill de Blasio promised in March to begin closing the entire jail complex over roughly a decade.
Cuomo then hinted he would flex his muscle to shutter Rikers earlier than City Hall wants.
As of January 1, the Department of Correction's jail population is 8,705.
Rikers Island is one of the most recognizable of U.S. prison names, together with Sing Sing, located in the village of Ossining in NY state, San Quentin in California and ADX in Colorado, a so-called "supermax" prison nicknamed the "Alcatraz of the Rockies".
The DOC will close the George Motchan Detention Center, which now houses about 600 men in custody.
De Blasio said Tuesday that the city's jail population fell to below 9,000 for December.
"This announcement is an important step in our plan to close Rikers Island and create more community-based facilities to better serve people in custody and our hard-working correctional staff", Mayor de Blasio said. It was built to house more than 1200 inmates, but is now housing less than half that number, according to the New York City Department of Corrections, or DOC. "It is something we are able to do because of our department's reforms in creating safer jails and the city's work in creating a fairer justice system".
"We thought [the administration was] going to have a press conference to say we've figured out a way to make the jails safer", Husamudeen said.
Its closure will bring the total number of operational Rikers Island facilities from nine to eight. The reduced jail population comes amid plunging crime rates in New York City, which have dropped across each major category of felonies to rates not seen since the 1950s. That leaves a gap of about 6,500 inmates still in need of being housed somewhere instead of Rikers, should it close. The mayor followed with his own comprehensive plan in March. "By offering low-level offenders alternatives to incarceration, enacting supervised release for low-risk defendants, and supporting other paths to stability, this city is proving that it's possible to lower crime while ending the cycle of incarceration that too many find themselves caught in".
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That has changed in the last several years due to the shale revolution, but these projections surpass earlier expectations. Sentiment was boosted by a surprise drop in US production and lower USA crude inventories in official data on Wednesday.
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