Community leaders and residents protest Kew Gardens community-based jail

More than three dozen community members and leaders from across Queens gathered on Friday, Aug. 6, to protest the construction of a controversial community-based jail in Kew Gardens. 

The jail, located on Union Turnpike near Queens Criminal Court, broke ground in June. It will be 19 stories, 1.4 million square feet and will hold about 886 inmates. 

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