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City ordered to pay Rikers detainees who were denied medical appointments

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The city Department of Correction must pay out fines to individuals on Rikers Island who were deprived of medical appointments, a state judge says.

The city Department of Correction must pay out fines to individuals on Rikers Island who were deprived of medical appointments, a state judge says.

The compensation order, which could impact thousands of incarcerated people, comes as the city continues to report upwards of 10,000 missed medical appointments per month. [ more › ]

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