Congressional candidates call for greater oversight at troubled MDC

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The candidates vying for the open 10th Congressional District seat in Manhattan and Brooklyn are calling for greater oversight at the Metropolitan Detention Center, the notorious federal jail in Sunset Park where around 1,600 mainly pretrial inmates allegedly live in harrowing conditions.

Dan Goldman, Mondaire Jones, Yuh-Line Niou, Carlina Rivera, and Jo-Anne Simon all signed a letter addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters lambasting the “deplorable and inhumane conditions of confinement” facing individuals incarcerated at the long-troubled lockup.

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