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Locked Up and Left Behind: Hurricane Irene and the Prisoners on New York’s Rikers Island

Annotated version of NYC evacuation map from Mock Paper Scissors: http://www.mockpaperscissors.com/

“We are not evacuating Rikers Island,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a news conference this afternoon. Bloomberg annouced a host  of extreme measures being taken by New York City in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene, including a shutdown of the public transit system and the unprecedented mandatory evacuation of some 250,000 people from low-lying areas. […]