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New York’s Rikers Island prison gets child-friendly visiting room ahead of Mother’s Day

NEW YORK — It’s probably the last place a mother wants to spend Mother’s Day with her children. But a family visit space at New York’s notorious Rikers Island prison complex is a little more kid-friendly after a colorful redesign by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

The prison opened a new play and preschool learning room for the children and grandchildren of inmates on Tuesday, a few days before the public holiday Sunday.