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Brooklyn inmates move to detention house

November 17, 2008 05:03PM

Prisoners are being transferred to the Brooklyn House of Detention
because renovations of a Brooklyn courthouse are scheduled to begin in
January, and the 120-bed prisoner holding facility at the courthouse
has to close. The Brooklyn House of Detention was closed in 2003 after
the inmate population fell. The city
also has a $450 million long-term plan to expand the Brooklyn House of
Detention as part of a larger effort by the Department of Correction to
shift inmates out of dilapidated buildings on Rikers Island to jails
closer to the borough courthouses.

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