FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 6, 2020 Statement from #CLOSErikers campaign on Mayor, City Council 2020 Budget Failures We share the disappointment, outrage, and resolve of our partners in the #NYCBudgetJustice campaign who have already released a statement about the deep failures of this year’s budget. Once again, a lack of vision and courage has led […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2019 Statement from New York City Campaign Coordinator Brandon J. Holmes on the Release of the Eighth Nunez Independent Monitor Report NEW YORK — The independent Federal Court-appointed Monitor — in Nunez v. City of New York et. al., concerning the use of force in New York City jails — […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 22, 2019 Contact: Loretta Kane 917-410-7242 or email@example.com #CLOSERIKERS CAMPAIGN CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR ANNIVERSARY WITH PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY AT CITY HALL Directly Impacted New Yorkers Say Closing Rikers Remains Urgent And Successful ULURP Will Bring Them Closer To Getting It Done (New York, New York – April 22, 2019) Directly […]
STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S ANNOUNCEMENT TO CLOSE RIKERS Friday, March 31, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, […]
Mayor de Blasio has committed to shuttering the Rikers Island jails for good, and the Lippman Commission’s final report recommended closure, as well as concrete policy reforms to reduce incarceration in New York city and state. Join the #CLOSErikers campaign, back on the steps of City Hall, as we celebrate this historic moment, and double down on our efforts to #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES!
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) – Cries to close Rikers Island are growing. The songs of freedom turned into a full on assault of the notorious jail Sunday outside Gracie Mansion. Leaders demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio close the notorious jail marked by violence and corruption.
On Monday, New York City’s jail chief, Joseph Ponte, surprised the City Council by announcing that the plan to build a new 1,500-bed jail on Rikers Island, first reported by the Voice in October, had been placed on hold.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City reached a $5.7 million settlement with the family of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died in 2013 after being locked in his cell for six days without care or medication.
At the foot of the bridge to Rikers Island in New York this past Saturday, Akeem Browder turned his back on the crowd he was speaking to and addressed the many police officers that were standing guard.