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How Hurricane Sandy improved mental health treatment on Rikers Island

How Hurricane Sandy improved mental health treatment on Rikers Island
City Department of Correction Deputy Warden John Gallagher credits Hurricane Sandy with helping him improve the treatment of mentally ill inmates on Rikers Island. The 2012 storm forced the closure of Bellevue Hospital, and around 40 inmates in the hospital’s prison ward were moved to the sprawling jail in the East River. “I was getting…

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