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Bronx Man Dies of COVID-19 One Hour After Release from Rikers Jail

HeadlineOct 18, 2021

A Bronx man who was imprisoned at the Rikers Island jail complex died on Friday from COVID-19, one hour after a judge granted him conditional release. Sixty-four-year-old Victor Mercado is the 13th person to die in a New York City jail this year.

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