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Jail reformers tell mayor to float The Boat away

Darryl Herring, who spent three weeks on the Vernon C. Bain floating jail barge before being transferred to Rikers Island,

Jail reform advocates joined elected officials in front of a barbed wire fence that separates the Fulton Fish Market parking lot on Food Center Drive from the Vernon C. Bain Detention Center, to demand that the mayor close the jail otherwise known as “The Boat.”

Crime / Education

Youth sound off on criminal justice

Too often, the police assume they are breaking the law or the courts decide to put them behind bars, young men and women from the Hunts Point-Longwood area told a panel of officials who work in the criminal justice system. Rising from the audience at Thessalonia Cultural Community Center, one […]


Hunts Point juvenile jail is in the crosshairs

Hunts Point juvenile jail is in the crosshairs

By Sydney Cespedes When he was 15, Darryl Briggs ran away from home. Picked up by police, he missed a court date and was sentenced to two months in detention. Now 19, Briggs is the youth program coordinator for the advocacy organization For a Better Bronx, and he is […]