Rikers Tag

13 May Life After Rape on Rikers: One Woman’s Story of Hope

[caption id="attachment_3736" align="alignleft" width="300"] (Artist: Brittany Kathryn Knapp)[/caption] 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...

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06 Nov Police State, NYC Style: Bringing the Jail Out Into the Streets

Commissioner Joseph Ponte of the NYC Department of Correction (DOC) recently proposed rule changes that are regressive and would be destructive for not only people detained on Rikers Island but their loved ones too.  [caption id="attachment_1896" align="aligncenter" width="520"] Mayor de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bratton at a news conference...

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