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New York Rikers Island

New York Rikers Island

Rikers Island is the largest penal colony in the world. The ill famed jail is located on the island. The island has a size of 1600 km2. The jail houses more than one hundred and thirty thousand prisoners every year. The New York City Department of Correction spent more than $850 million to manage the [...]

New York Ellis Island

New York Ellis Island

Ellis Island is located near the Hudson River in New York. It is the first place where 12,000,000 immigrants saw the United States. Most of the settlers are from the Europe. The descendants of the Ellis Island account for half of the United States population. The island covers an area of 27.5 acre. On the [...]