CRIME: World's Worst

Between Manhattan and smoky Queens lies a thin strip of grey land with grey buildings in the middle of the sludgy grey waters of the East River. It used to be called Blackwell's Island. In 1921 its name was changed to Welfare Island. Motorists crossing the Queensboro Bridge span it in daily thousands. Wealthy socialites in their riverfront apartments pay big money to look at it. But Welfare Island is not a nice place to visit and nobody would want to live there. It is the site of the New York County Penitentiary....

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