In calls to put Rikers in receivership, court grants NYC extension of reform plan

The commissioner of the New York City Department of Corrections discussed his efforts to improve conditions at Rikers Island during a conference on Tuesday before a federal judge, who agreed to give the parties in the case an additional three weeks to work out a reform plan instead of moving forward. the receivership requested by the plaintiffs.

DOC Commissioner Louis Molina urged U.S. District Chief Judge Laura Taylor Swain of the Southern District of New York to allow him and the Independent Observer in a long-running case, captioned Nunez c . City of New York, to implement “long overdue” reform.

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