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A 26-year-old incarcerated man died on Rikers Island this year

Sixteen incarcerated people have died in the custody of New York City’s jails this year, and two more died just after they were released. That’s a record since 2013.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes talks with WNYC’s Matt Katz about the effort to close the jail and why conditions have become so grim.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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