Life After Rape on Rikers: One Woman’s Story of Hope I recently connected with Kathy Morse while organizing around the current and long-standing crisis of sexual violence at Rikers—a jail complex where correction officers beat, torture, and rape incarcerated individuals with impunity. Kathy bravely shared......No comment
Over 12,000 New Yorkers are incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other city jails each day. Over 9,700 of those incarcerated daily are pre-trial detainees who are being held without being convicted of a crime. Most are there because they cannot afford bail. People being held in New York City jails face solitary confinement, inadequate mental health services and a culture of brutality carried out by correction officers.