De Blasio pledges to visit chaotic Rikers Island before his term is up

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday pledged to visit the jails at Rikers Island before the conclusion of his term at the end of this year — but only after his emergency executive order to stabilize the jails from their current state of chaos is fully implemented

“I want to make sure first and foremost that we get this plan in place. We’ve got a lot of work to do with the state, we’ve got a lot of work to do to maximize the efforts here and the other agencies that we need to help Corrections,” Hizzoner said at his daily press briefing Wednesday, in response to a question from amNewYork Metro. “That’s what I’m focused on now, but I will definitely be visiting at the appropriate time.”

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