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NYC Prisons Report 27% Increase In Injury Claims Last Year, Cost City $13.1 Million In Settlements

Comptroller Scott Stringer. (Screengrab: NY1)

At a press conference on Wednesday, NYC¬†Comptroller Scott Stringer presented data on the human and financial costs of the city’s correctional facilities, offering stern warning on the future of Rikers Island, the prison complex he called a “humanitarian crisis.” According to Stringer, claims filed for personal injuries–both from routine accidents, …

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