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Report finds Rikers staff partially to blame for at least nine inmate deaths

NEW YORK — A brand new bombshell report about Rikers Island locations some blame on staff for the deaths of at least nine inmates. 

The report comes forward of a listening to Thursday on the way forward for the jail. 

New York’s predominant jail advanced has been plagued with ongoing issues and is the middle of a significant controversy. 

This year, 18 individuals have died whereas within the jail or Correction Department custody, and 16 died final year. 

Now, a harmful report from the Board of Correction blames the staff within the deaths of nine incarcerated individuals, saying they missed medical visits, which performed an oblique issue. 

In October, family members of inmates who died rallied, calling on the mayor to shut Rikers Island and for the town to finish solitary confinement. 

“They arrest him at the hospital, when he needed the medicine. Why didn’t they provide the medicine?” one mom named Haydeth Tavira stated. 

In an unique interview on New York 1 this week, the Department of Correction commissioner stated they only want extra time. 

“I consider that the group we constructed at this division is a group the division has by no means had and are absolutely targeted on this subject, and with time we shall be turning this division round,’ stated Commissioner Louis Molina. 

Time is what a choose gave the town again in June when the case bought postponed to give the town an opportunity to tackle the disaster. 

A month prior to that, Mayor Eric Adams defended the town’s dealing with of Rikers. A Bronx Supreme Court Judge had discovered the Department of Correction in contempt for denying inmates entry to medical care. 

“I’m not surrendering this city to anyone who thinks that we cannot do our job,” the mayor stated. 

Thursday’s listening to is ready for 2:30 p.m. however rallies are anticipated beforehand. 

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