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New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pays a visit to Rikers Island to briefly tour the facilities and lead a press conference on the heel of several reforms being implemented at the facilities by the New York City Department of Correction. Here, Commissioner for New York City's Department of Correction Joe Ponte says a few words and asks questions as well.<br />
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Photographed on December 17, 2014 by Mark Abramson for the Wall Street Journal