New York City Council Members Request Delay in Moving Juveniles From Rikers Island

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Move comes in response to state law requiring that young people be treated differently from adults in New York’s criminal-justice system

Six members of the New York City Council asked the state Thursday to delay an upcoming deadline for the city to move 16- and 17-year-olds out of the Rikers Island jail complex.

The request, made by six council members in a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, comes in response to a state law requiring that young people be...