Plans for Bronx jail axed in Hunts Point

The Department of Corrections will not build a new jail in Hunts Point and will move out the existing prison barge.The DOC will move the

THE BRONX - The Department of Corrections will not build a new jail in Hunts Point and will move out the existing prison barge.

The DOC will move the prison barge ? an 870 bed correctional facility on a ship - to Riker?s Island.

Approximately a quarter of inmates in the DOC are serving a sentence of one year or less.

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