Hundreds of migrants evacuated from repurposed Harlem jail due to plumbing issue


Hundreds of asylum-seekers were evacuated from a newly opened, repurposed correctional facility in Harlem on Saturday afternoon due to a plumbing issue, several migrants and City Hall told amNewYork Metro.

The Lincoln Correctional Facility, located on the north side of Central Park, had been open for just four days when an unspecified plumbing issue prompted the removal of hundreds of asylum-seekers on June 4.