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NYC Sues Jail Officers' Union Over Mass Absenteeism At Rikers Island Jail

New York City has sued a union representing correctional officers over mass absenteeism at Rikers Island Jail, which the city says has contributed to a worsening crisis at the jail.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Jonathan Lippman, former chief judge of New York and chair of the commission on closing Rikers, about the jail.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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