Lawmakers question officials on violence levels, mental health care in NYC jails

  • by: JAKE PEARSON , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 12, 2014 - 5:40 PM

NEW YORK — New York City lawmakers peppered correction and health officials with questions about how to reduce violence and better care for a growing mentally ill inmate population in the nation's second-largest jail system during a specially called oversight hearing Thursday.

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