Curtis Sliwa has always been vocal about his opinions regarding law enforcement and New York City’s correctional facilities. in particular, Sliwa has been very vocal about the “mayhem” that is taking place over at Riker’s Island. With severe staff shortages, the prison is not being run in the way it should be. On Sunday, Sliwa even delivered a hand written letter to the Mayor at Gracie Mansion with the heading, “Mayor De Blasio time to visit ‘The Rock’”, in which he challenges de Blasio to spend a week on Riker’s Island. The Mayor reportedly has not visited the prison since 2017. According to Sliwa, “It’s time to make Rkers [sic] safe for correctional officers and inmates,”.
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