The impact of COVID-19 on Rikers Island

COBA President Elias Husamudeen discusses how COVID-19 has impacted staff and inmates at Rikers Island

Tonight on Tier Talk, Anthony Gangi and Russ Hamilton sit down with the president of the Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA) of New York City, Elias Husamudeen, to discuss the latest updates around coronavirus infections at Rikers Island. As of this date, 17 correctional employees and 21 people in custody at Rikers and city jails have tested positive for COVID-19.


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