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Katal New York Update- September 7, 2023

In this issue:

-International Overdose Awareness Day Rally, Vigil & March
-Monthly Katal Center Meetings: Get To Know Us!
-Next Week’s Close Rikers Phone Zap
-We’re back: September NY Statewide Criminal Justice Reform Call
-Quotes of the Week

Katal New York Update- August 25, 2023

In this issue:
-Death Toll on Rikers Rises to 27 Under Mayor Adams
-ICYMI: Close Rikers March and Rally, August 10th
-Next Week’s Close Rikers Phone Zap
-Meet our Intern Yatri
-Quotes of the Week

Department of Correction: 8th person dies at Rikers Island this year

By: News 12 Staff via News12 Brooklyn Department of Correction: 8th person dies at Rikers Island this year Aug 22, 2023, 1:27pmUpdated 23h ago By: News 12 Staff 0:13 / 1:59 1:59 An eighth person has died this year at Rikers Island on Tuesday, according to the New York City Department of Correction. The DOC said Donny Ubiera, 33, was […]

Correcting corrections: Federal judge plans to hear out Rikers receivership arguments

By: Tandy Lau via Amsterdam News Rikers Island is legally-mandated to close by 2027. But before then, receivership—which temporarily wrests control over the embattled jail from the city—is now on the table as federal judge Laura Taylor Swain opened the door to arguments for the move this past Thursday, Aug. 10. Before the key hearing, […]

The future of Rikers Island

By: Hazel Sanchez, Dan Mannarino, Veronica Rosario via PIX11 NEW YORK (PIX11) – The fate of Rikers Island is in the hands of a federal judge Thursday, who will start hearing arguments on whether or not the jail should be taken over by the feds. Henry Robinson, who spent three months on Rikers Island, and Melanie Dominguez, […]

Judge orders Rikers Island safe from federal takeover, for now

By: Ayanna Harry via PIX11 NEW YORK (PIX11) — A judge stopped short of ordering a federal takeover of Rikers Island after a court hearing Thursday afternoon. Judge Laura Swain said she believes people detained on Rikers Island are at grave risk of immediate harm. The Judge agreed to continue hearing arguments in favor of placing the […]