Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday called for Gov. Kathy Hochul to seize control of the dangerous and disorderly Rikers Island from Mayor Bill de Blasio and add thousands more guards to the short-staffed facilities.
“My position is that Gov. Hochul needs to go in and just take over Rikers Island, and immediately we need an additional 2,000 correctional officers just to try to stabilize the situation,” he told The Post outside City Hall, ahead of a City Council oversight hearing on the out-of-control jail.
The proposal comes after on Monday a Rikers Island inmate attempted to hang himself in front of two lawmakers
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