Court Backlogs and the Crisis at Rikers
Publisher |
WNYC Studios
Media Type |
Categories Via RSS |
Daily News
News Commentary
Publication Date |
Nov 24, 2021
Episode Duration |

As massive backlog overwhelms the city's criminal courts, nearly 1,700 people detained at Rikers Island have waited over a year for their cases to go to trial. George Josephinvestigative reporter with WNYC's Public Safety Unit, shares his reporting on Rikers as the pandemic exacerbated underlying issues in the system's bureaucracy. Read his latest piece here

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