"I emphasize, this will not happen overnight", he said at a press conference March 31 with Ms. Mark-Viverito and Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte. "Especially on Staten Island where they benefit from many jobs in the criminal justice field but won't accept their fair share of inmates", he said. The new facilities would offer mental health services to help inmates.
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Ms. Mark-Viverito raised the possibility of closing Rikers in her State of the City speech in February 2016.
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"Given the potential small size of any proposed jail required to address the local need, pursuing the siting of a jail in our borough is simply inconsistent with the administration's stated views", Oddo said.
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"Today, we've got about 9,500 people in custody in our entire jail system", he said. "As far as I am concerned, this ends the notion that the de Blasio administration will attempt to build such a facility on Staten Island".
The commission studied Rikers for a year and made recommendations. Fully funding low-income New Yorkers would cost $212 million, which the city has balked at paying for.
That seven-month process is public and includes input from several levels of city government, including the community board, the borough president, the City Council and the mayor.
Staten Island's Council delegation is opposed to new jails in their districts.