Elected officials are starting to make some noise about the city’s plan to re-open and expand the House of Detention on Atlantic Avenue, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. On Thursday Councilman David Yassky is going to hold a press conference decrying the plan, and he’s expected to be joined by Councilman Bill de Blasio and Comptroller Bill Thompson. The event will mark the first time politicians speak out in a big, organized way against the plan. The Eagle also mentions the new neighborhood group that’s formed to protest the House of D reopening. The group, Stop BOHD, has placed signs like the one above all over Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. One of Stop BOHD’s members is a lawyer from a firm that successfully sued to stop a similar House of Detention opening in the Bronx.
Downtown Mobilizes To Stop Jail Expansion [Brooklyn Eagle]
Organized Opposition to House of D Plan Grows [Brownstoner]
Locals Put Heat On City For Ignoring House of D Plan [Brownstoner]
City Looks to Supersize the House of D [Brownstoner]
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