For the first time in 35 years in new York, contains less than 9,000 prisoners

For the first time in 35 years in new York, contains less than 9,000 prisoners

The authorities in new York report that for the first time since 1982 the number of prisoners in city prisons and detention centres, is less than 9 000 people. Officials see this as the first step toward closing the notorious prison complex Rikers Island.

Mayor bill de Blasio said Wednesday that the city is on track to ensure that the average daily number of prisoners in new York did not exceed 8980.

It should be noted that in recent months the level of crime in one of the biggest cities in the world began to fall sharply. The reduction in the number of prisoners also caused by the fact that fewer and fewer people who have committed minor crimes, behind bars. They are elected by other less severe measures of restraint and punishment.

The mayor also stated that it continues to work on the closing of the Rikers Island. Is mired in corruption and violence of the prison will be smaller correctional institutions in all five boroughs, the remaining detention facilities and prisons will be expanded.

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