Heed The Attica Prison Precedent. Save The Rikers Island Inmates (Update)

By Michael McQuillan

A padlocked public park at City Hall permits pigeons to petition the Mayor who cast himself as underdogs’ defender. Continue Reading →

Governor Hochul And Mayor de Blasio Announce Agreement To Transfer Incarcerated Women And Trans Individuals Out Of Rikers

Today, to address the ongoing situation on Rikers Island, Governor Kathy Hochul, in partnership with Mayor Bill de Blasio. Continue Reading →

Attorney General Letitia James Releases Statement On Visit To Rikers Island

New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement after touring Rikers Island jail complex. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rosenthal And City Council Mandate Critical Maternal Health Services On Rikers Island

Today the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers Island. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio NYC Board Of Correction To End Solitary Confinement In NYC Jails

Tomorrow, the New York City Board of Correction, an independent oversight board for the City’s jail system, will formally propose rules to end solitary confinement in the City’s jails at its public meeting. Continue Reading →

Harlem Youth Advocate Uses Hip Hop To Educate Formerly Incarcerated Youth On Rikers Island

We love love, love positive and moving stories that show how individuals and organizations step up to provide services beyond their usual mission. Continue Reading →

NYC Council Approves Closing Of Rikers Island

Today, the New York City Council approved the closing of Rikers Island, and the construction of four borough-based facilities throughout the city. Continue Reading →

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