De Blasio giving freed NYC inmates MetroCards and gift cards

De Blasio giving freed NYC inmates MetroCards and gift cards
De Blasio defies Trump in Hamburg. (Image: Screen grab of CBS 2 NY video, YouTube)

[Ed. – If you are a lawbreaker rather than a law-abiding citizen, you are treated better in liberal society.]

So sorry we had to lock you up — please accept these parting gifts as an expression of our hope, it won’t happen again!

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest soft-on-crime initiative has workers stationed on Rikers Island presenting newly released jailbirds with free transit passes and two $25 debit cards each, The Post has learned.

Plans even call for the addition of prepaid, “burner”-style cellphones and drawstring bags for the ex-inmates to carry their swag, a source familiar with the program said.

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The “crime pays” giveaways build on another de Blasio policy — revealed by The Post last month — that showers freebies including Mets tickets on prisoners being released under the state’s new bail-reform law.

Those goodies are intended to serve as incentives so the defendants return to court as ordered, but the new program covers everyone who’s released from Department of Correction custody, the source said.

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