7. Rikers Island

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We’ve had the opportunity to enter the the Rikers Island prison facility several times while working on a legal workshop for the incarcerated juveniles as part of the Rikers Island Project. Though there are moves to relocate Rikers Island to other potential sites in New York City, it still houses approximately 10,000 inmates making it one of the largest correctional facilities in the United States.