And make life way shittier for New Yorkers.
As of now, there isn't one.
We asked experts and advocates what happens when more jails and more prisons isn't the answer anymore.
With ongoing demands to downsize, figuring out what to do with America's massive inmate population is one of the greatest challenges to criminal justice reform.
In 2016, a nuclear option arose when it came to Rikers Island, the notorious NYC jail: Shut the whole thing down.
In many ways, Brookdale University Hospital's emergency room—one of the busiest in New York City—acts as a bizarro microcosm of the inequitable American healthcare system.
Over 50 years after her death, The Witness investigates the idea that 38 neighbors watched the murder of a young woman in New York and did nothing to stop it.
Over the past 50 years, an era of mass incarceration took shape in the US as politicians raced to erect a sprawling detention system. Today, the country locks up more people than any other on the planet.