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A 26-year-old incarcerated man died on Rikers Island this year

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Sixteen incarcerated people have died in the custody of New York City's jails this year, and two more died just after they were released. That's a record since 2013.

Here & Now's Deepa Fernandes talks with WNYC's Matt Katz about the effort to close the jail and why conditions have become so grim.

This segment aired on November 1, 2022.

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