New York City faces deadline to submit plan for improving conditions on Rikers Island

NEW YORK — New York City faces a Tuesday deadline to submit a plan to improve conditions on Rikers Island. 

Mayor Eric Adams has said he can help turn the troubled jail system around, if given the chance.

A judge is set to decide if a federal takeover of Rikers is necessary. 

Deaths, violence and staff shortages have plagued the jail complex. 

The city has until 3 p.m. to file its plan. 

Meanwhile, the Legal Aid Society will hold a rally at City Hall in memory of inmates who died in custody

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