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Posts tagged as “Rikers Island”

Councilmembers push for female Rikers detainees to be moved to The Tombs

BY DASHIELL ALLEN | Two concerned councilmembers are calling on the city to move female detainees currently held at a jail facility on Rikers Island…

Protesters decry Chinatown ‘megajail’ as Adams goes all in on disruptive project he vowed to oppose

BY DASHIELL ALLEN | Armed with posters, megaphones and boxes of Dunkin doughnuts in hand, community members from across Lower Manhattan gathered at the break…

Is it possible to close Rikers without building a new jail in Chinatown?

BY DASHIELL ALLEN | “While most Chinatown businesses focus on food, health and medicine, this Chinatown dig specializes in mass incarceration,” activist and comedian says…

Protesters slam Chinatown ‘mega-jail,’ demand Adams honor his pledge, scrap project

BY DASHIELL ALLEN | The protesters’ demands are pretty simple: No new jails! It’s actually the same thing that Eric Adams said almost a year…

Carlina Rivera, tapped to head Criminal Justice Committee, says solitary confinement must end

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | Declaring that it’s critical to “center humanity” within the city’s jails and criminal legal system, Councilmember Carlina Rivera on Thursday…

Court O.K.’s Chinatown mega-jail project, overturning earlier ruling

BY THE VILLAGE SUN | In a setback for opponents of the city’s Chinatown mega-jail plan, an appellate court has reversed a lower court’s decision…

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