RELEASE: Community Groups Protest Mayor Adams at State of the City Address, Demand Immediate Action to Close Rikers

**PRESS RELEASE** January 26, 2023 Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 yonah@katalcenter.org,  Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter Community Groups Protest Mayor Adams at State of the City Address, Demand Immediate Action to Close Rikers  Formerly Incarcerated People and Family & Community Members Demand City Budget Reflect Commitment to Closing Rikers and Investments in Real Community […]

ADVISORY: Thursday 1/26, 11:00 am, Ahead of the Mayoral State of the City address, People Impacted by Rikers, Elected Officials and Community Groups to Rally to Close Rikers

*MEDIA ADVISORY** January 25, 2023 Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 –  yonah@katalcenter.org,  Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter Thursday 1/26, 11:00 am, Queens Theater: Ahead of the Mayoral State of the City address, People Impacted by Rikers, Elected Officials and Community Groups to Rally to Close Rikers With Rikers in Chaos, Mayor Adams Must Take […]

Katal Responds to Mayor Adams Removing Protections and Skirting Transparency on Rikers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Contact:  Yonah Zeitz, yonah@katalcenter.org | (347) 201-2769 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter | #CutShutInvestNY | #CloseRikers Katal Responds to Mayor Adams Removing Safeguards to Protect Trans Women and Skirting Efforts for Transparency and Oversight at Rikers New York, NY: Yesterday, The CITY reported that under Mayor Adams the DOC […]

Press Release – Willard Prison Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 Contact:   Yonah Zeitz, yonah@katalcenter.org | (347) 201-2768 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter | #CutShutInvestCT Following A Decade-Long Decline in the States Correction Population, and Under Pressure from Community Groups, Governor Lamont Announces the Closure of the Willard Correctional Institutional  Hartford, CT – Today, in the face of continuing demands from […]

Katal 2022 Stewardship Letter

3 January 2023  Dear friends, As we step into to 2023 and the fights ahead, we’re also reflecting on the past year – the challenges we faced, the accomplishments, some losses and, fortunately, some victories. Katal marked its sixth anniversary, and in many ways we’ve really come into our own. Here are some of our […]

Press Release: Rally to Close Rikers 12.13.22

**PRESS RELEASE** December 13, 2022 Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 yonah@katalcenter.org,  Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter People Impacted by Rikers, with Elected Officials, Families, and Community Groups, Rally on the Steps of City Hall to Demand the Closure of Rikers Island   Humanitarian Crisis Grows After 19th Death this Year – Most Since 2013 New […]

19th Death on Rikers This Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 12, 2022 Contact:  Yonah Zeitz, yonah@katalcenter.org | (347) 201-2769 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter | #CutShutInvestNY The Crisis on Rikers Continues– Another Person Dies at Notorious Jail Complex, the 19th This Year and the Most Since 2013 Community Groups Demand Mayor Adams Cut the Number of People Detained at Rikers and […]

ADVISORY: Tuesday 12/13, 12:00 pm, City Hall Steps: Rally to Close Rikers

*MEDIA ADVISORY** December 12, 2022 Contact: Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 yonah@katalcenter.org,  Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter Tuesday 12/13, 12:00 pm, City Hall Steps: Ahead of the New York City Council Committee Hearing on Ongoing Crisis in City Jails, People Impacted by Rikers, Elected Officials and Community Groups to Rally With Rikers in Chaos & […]

Katal Responds to Federal Court Ruling on Receivership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 17, 2022 Contact:  Yonah Zeitz, yonah@katalcenter.org | (347) 201-2769 Follow on Twitter @KatalCenter | #BailReformNY Katal Responds to Federal Court Ruling on Receivership New York, NY: Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain denied the request to appoint a federal receiver to take over the NYC jail system from […]

PRESS RELEASE – Rikers is in Crisis Rally 11.17.22

**PRESS RELEASE** November 17, 2021 Contact:  Yonah Zeitz – 347-201-2768 | yonah@katalcenter.org,  Follow online: #CutShutInvestNY #CloseRikers | @katalcenter People Impacted by Rikers, with Elected Officials and Community Groups, Rally Outside of the Courthouse in Support of the Federal Takeover and Demand Closure of Rikers Island  Humanitarian Crisis on Rikers Grows after 18th Death this Year  […]