Rikers island is therefore not a prison. The rikers island complex which consists of ten jails holds local offenders who are awaiting trial and cannot afford obtain or are not given bail from a judge.
I was 3 days old on election day 1944 when fdr won his fourth term.
Inside rikers island prison barge. Those serving sentences of one year or less. The east river is a salt water tidal estuary in new york city. I was born when the rosies were still riveting turning out bombers and tanks and ships by the thousands.
The waterway which is actually not a river despite its name connects upper new york bay on its south end to long island sound on its north end. And those temporarily placed there pending transfer to another facility. The songs on the radio were about men going off to war and women working hard in defense plants so they could come home soon.