Shea breaks with de Blasio on decarcerating Rikers Island, says inmates ‘deserve to stay’

Though Mayor Bill de Blasio seeks to further reduce Rikers Island’s inmate population and eventually shut the facility down for good, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea indicated on Tuesday morning that he’s not a fan of hizzoner’s plan.

During his weekly appearance on NY1 News’ “Mornings on 1,” Shea seemed to indicate opposition to de Blasio’s efforts to further decarcerate Rikers Island amid reports of inhumane conditions within the correctional facility. 

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