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SpectrumNews1:Prison reform advocates rally to close Rikers Island

By Clodagh Mcgowan via SpectrumNews1 Henry Robinson says he spent three months on Rikers Island in 2017 for a minor parole violation.  “It’s terrible. It’s really bad. I was there where I had injuries,” said Robinson, a member of the Katal Center, a community organization dedicated to ending mass incarceration. “I got jumped by 15 people […]

press release – people impacted by rikers, with elected officials and community groups, demand mayor cut the correctional population, shut rikers, invest in communities

May contain group of protestors with signs and banners, including one that reads Katal.

PRESS RELEASE September 22nd, 2021 Contact: Yonah Zeitz, | 347-201-2768 Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter At City Hall, People Impacted by Rikers, with Elected Officials and Community Groups, Demand Mayor Cut the Correctional Population, Shut Rikers, Invest in Communities Humanitarian Crisis on Rikers Grows after 11th Death in Year a Notorious Facility   New York, […]