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.