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More Officials to Speak Out Against Jail Reopening & Expansion

June 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Stop the Jail

Opponents of the plan to reopen and double the size of the Brooklyn House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue are holding a press conference today in front of the closed facility. The event is happening today at 12:30 and “various elected officials will make known their opposition to the City’s plan to reopen and expand the BHOD.” Officials expected include City Comptroller Bill Thompson, City Council member David Yassky, State Assembly woman Joan Millman, and State Senator Marty Connor. There are already two organized opposition groups, Stop BHOD, and the Brooklyn HOD Community Stakeholders Group. The city is still planning to go ahead with the reopening and expansion plan, whose unpopularity seems to be growing in the surrounding neighborhood.

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