Frequent Flyers of Rikers Island

Number 27558
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source WNYC
Year 2015
Publication Date November 16, 2015
Summary In November of 2015, WNYC aired The Frequent Flyers of Rikers Island. It’s a story that puts a human face on recidivism and questions the effectiveness of a criminal justice system that jails low level offenders over and over without any deterrent effect.
Category IRE Contest Entry
Keywords prison; recidivism; jail; offenders; low level
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