NYC Legal Organizations Publish Editorials Exposing Backwards Momentum Hidden in DOC Commish Ponte's Proposals to Bring ``Safety`` to Rikers IslandDon’t Blame Family Ties for Violence at Rikers Island
by Lisa Schreibersdorf, Executive Director, Brooklyn Defender Services
, Huffington Post
From the LEGAL AID SOCIETY’S SARAH KERR AND JOHN BOSTON of the PRISONER’s RIGHTS PROJECT: “The DOC is requesting that the Board undermine fundamental rights by intruding on them under the guise of being “pro-active.” This cannot be countenanced. Our rights come first and limitations on our rights are always to be exercised as a measured reaction to articulated, fact based, reasonable and serious need for any such limitation.” read the full letter here:
JAILS ACTION COALITION penned a letter to the BOC about the DOC’s addition of details to its rule change plan dated Noember 2, 2015: “We ask that you provide for a meaningful opportunity for public comment prior to any vote, and to delay any vote as necessary to provide adequate time for public review and comment on rules which may be significantly different than those discussed at the October 16, 2015 hearing”..read the full letter here:
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