‘It’s like a slave ship’: Rikers Island is reportedly facing coronavirus ‘mass death’ event
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New York City's Rikers Island jail complex is facing a "mass death" event due to COVID-19, a Brooklyn public defender warned on Twitter on Monday evening.

Scott Hechinger revealed what he was hearing about Rikers Island in a thread on President Donald Trump's favorite social media platform.

Here's the case Hechinger presented: