Hochul signs decarceration bill amid Rikers controversy


After a week of conversations across the city and state about the dire situation on Rikers Island, Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday, Sept. 17 signed a bill that will release hundreds of detainees from New York City jails.

The measure, dubbed the Less is More Act (S.1144A/A.5576A) modifies the standard of evidence and certain other procedures when determining whether to revoke the community supervision of a person on parole.