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Bloomberg: Don’t Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

At a press conference on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bloomberg told reporters to not worry about prisoners at Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex getting out. Rikers Island, sits, in the East River between Queens and the mainland Bronx—all areas that have been labeled with moderate and possible likelihood of being evacuated due to risk of flooding.
Natasha Lennard at Salon.com has more details and context on Bloomberg’s statement:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday. When asked about what would happen on Rikers Island — New York’s main prison complex - during the storm, Bloomberg responded, “Jails are secure … Don’t worry about anyone getting out.”
He did not consider that the journalist was in fact asking about the well-being of the near 17,000-strong inmate population, incarcerated on water-locked landfill.

The official permanent population of the island, as reported by the United States Census Bureau, was 11,355 as of 2009. The average daily inmate population of New York City Department of Correction (DOC) fluctuates between 12,000 and 17,000.

Bloomberg: Don’t Worry About Prisoners at Rikers Island

At a press conference on Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bloomberg told reporters to not worry about prisoners at Rikers Island, New York City’s main jail complex getting out. Rikers Island, sits, in the East River between Queens and the mainland Bronx—all areas that have been labeled with moderate and possible likelihood of being evacuated due to risk of flooding.

Natasha Lennard at Salon.com has more details and context on Bloomberg’s statement:

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg tellingly misinterpreted a reporter’s question during a pre-Sandy press conference Sunday. When asked about what would happen on Rikers Island — New York’s main prison complex - during the storm, Bloomberg responded, “Jails are secure … Don’t worry about anyone getting out.”

He did not consider that the journalist was in fact asking about the well-being of the near 17,000-strong inmate population, incarcerated on water-locked landfill.

The official permanent population of the island, as reported by the United States Census Bureau, was 11,355 as of 2009. The average daily inmate population of New York City Department of Correction (DOC) fluctuates between 12,000 and 17,000.

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    I’d make an Escape from New Yorkjoke now…so…Kurt Russell…something something prison of New York…something something...
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    I hope they are all alright.
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    lol Bloomberg
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    Ah yes. Bloomberg’s callousness shows. Sandy must have sucked on the substantial portion of the complex that is actually...
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    LOL Bloomberg said Fuck Rikers
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    How does someone misinterpret that??? Obviously people are concerned for their well-being.
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