Amid grim conditions and rising deaths, leaders take moves to intervene. But critics question if the efforts are too late

20 Sep 2021 | 10:36

In response to the deepening crisis at Rikers Island, Governor Kathy Hochul on Friday signed a new law aimed at releasing nearly 200 detainees, many of whom are being held for nonviolent parole violations.

The law, dubbed the Less is More Act, is meant to curb the jailing of individuals who incur technical...