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Federal judge will hear arguments on potential takeover of New York City’s troubled jail system


Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has agreed to begin a process that could wrest control of New York City’s troubled jail system away from Mayor Eric Adams. That could see a court-appointed outside authority take charge of Rikers Island by early next year. The jail complex has been plagued by reports of violence and dysfunction. At the hearing Thursday, a U.S. district judge ordered federal prosecutors and attorneys representing detainees to begin preparing arguments in support of a court-ordered receivership. The Democratic mayor has fiercely resisted the notion of an outside intervention and touted his administration’s efforts to reduce slashing and staff absenteeism.

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