Over 12,000 New Yorkers are incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other city jails each day. Over 9,700 of those incarcerated each day 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.


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UPCOMING ACTIONS

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

Next All JAC Meeting

6 pm on August 31st, 2015

at Brooklyn Defenders Services

177 Livingston St., 7th Floor

Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

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