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Jarrod Shanahan

Jarrod Shanahan is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Governor’s State University.

Solidarity Behind Bars: NYC’s Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association

Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to shutter the jail complex at Rikers Island and replace it with smaller, borough-based jails is worthy of tortured scrutiny, offering as it does the moral and political quandary of replacing a notoriously brutal penal colony and avatar of mass incarceration…with still more sites of mass incarceration.

All Jails Fit to Build

“Borough-based” jails are nothing new in New York City. The original incarnation of Lower Manhattan’s notorious Tombs facility, opened in 1838, replaced the British colonial jail built before the Revolution.

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The Brooklyn Rail

FEB 2020

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