191 Rikers Island inmates to be released today after being held on technical parole violations: Hochul

A cell block is seen at Rikers Island Correctional Center in the East River on March 9, 2021 in New York City.
A cell block is seen at Rikers Island Correctional Center in the East River on March 9, 2021 in New York City. Photo credit Gary Hershorn/Getty Images

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Nearly 200 inmates were set to be released from Rikers Island on Friday after Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a major prison reform bill in New York, she announced Friday.

Hochul signed the “Less is More Act” in the morning, shortly before a press conference in which she addressed the upcoming reforms. The bill passed through the Legislature in June, ahead of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation.

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