Sep 2021

Elected Officials Detail Illegal, Deadly Conditions Inside Rikers Island Following Visit

2022-11-29T15:28:53-05:00September 18th, 2021|

“It is impossible to overstate how dangerous - and ultimately deadly - the conditions facing New Yorkers on Rikers Island are. Quite simply: DOC is holding people in illegal conditions, denying New Yorkers their rights, and as a result people have died

Mar 2021

Following Bombshell Report on COVID Deaths on Rikers Island, Officials Must Address the Deadly Conditions That Persist in Jails and Prisons

2022-11-29T15:51:56-05:00March 8th, 2021|

Today, THE CITY reported on an unreleased Board of Correction (BOC) investigation into three deaths that occurred in Department of Correction (DOC) custody last year. The men died at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in conditions exacerbated by a series of DOC failures, the report shows

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