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Release: Federal Court Holds Mayor Adams’s  Dept. of Correction in Contempt As Receivership Looms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 15, 2023 Contact: Yonah Zeitz, yonah@katalcenter.org • 347-201-2769 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter • #ShutRikers Federal Court Holds Mayor Adams’s  Dept. of Correction in Contempt As Receivership Looms  Ahead of Yesterday’s Hearing, Community Groups, Elected Officials, and Directly Impacted People Rallied To Call for Federal Courts to Take Over Rikers Statement […]

NYC Activists Rally as Rikers Receivership Decision Delayed

By: Alexander Lekhtman via Filter Magzine On December 14, a federal judge held the New York City Department of Correction in contempt of court, as Gothamist reported, for failing to inform a federal monitor that it had placed detainees accused of arson in a specialized unit with no sprinklers in cells. “The blatant failure to communicate here […]