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Accord Near On Sweeping Reforms At Rikers Jail, Including U.S. Monitor

06/18/2015 07:47 pm ET | Updated Jun 18, 2015

New York City officials have tentatively agreed to sweeping reforms that would remake Rikers Island, including the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee the jail complex, explicit prohibitions against guards’ striking prisoners in the head and even the introduction of body cameras worn by guards.

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