Mayor de Blasio begrudgingly toured Rikers Island Monday following immense pressure from other elected officials horrified by their own experiences visiting the problem-plagued jail complex — but didn’t speak to a single inmate, a rank-and-file correction officer or even glimpse a cell that houses a prisoner.
“Today was not about speaking to the individual officers,” de Blasio told reporters at a press conference after his 90-minute tour.
“Today was about the work we have to do and that’s what I’m focused on,” de Blasio said.
He said he didn’t meet with inmates for the same reason.
The mayor also didn’t visit any of
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