DA Clark Testifies At Rikers Island Hearing

District Attorney Clark (r) testified at a joint hearing regarding issues at Rikers Island.
Photo by John McCarten/NYC Council

The Council’s Committee on Public Safety and Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services hosted a joint hearing discussing issues at Rikers Island on Tuesday, January 17. Several officials including District Attorney Darcel Clark and Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson attended the hearing to discuss the plight facing juvenile inmates and the need for increased security on the island. Clark also shed light on the difficulties her office has faced prosecuting those who committed further crimes while in custody.

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