Rikers Island now has ‘100% video coverage’ thanks to new surveillance center

BY Reuven Blau | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7:06 PM

The city’s scandal scarred jail system announced the opening of a central video monitoring center where officers can watch feeds from hundreds of surveillance cameras on the island.

The Compliance and Safety Center on Rikers Island includes 18 television monitors and 11 computers and work stations, and officers inside will be able to monitor all the facilities on the island, according to jail officials.

“With new, cutting edge technology at our fingertips, we anticipate a safer and more secure environment for everyone,” said Correction Department Commissioner Cynthia Brann, noting the facilities on the island now have “100% video coverage.”

Read more here: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/rikers-island-new-surveillance-center-boost-safety-article-1.3791746

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