making sense of the fight over nyc jails

Making Sense of the Fight over NYC Jails By gabriel sayegh   Aerial view of Rikers Island, Photo Credit: Associated Press   The fight to close Rikers is reaching a boiling point again. Next week, the New York City Council will vote on the land-use proposal for the construction of replacement jail facilities in the […]

release: leaders of the #closerikers movement rally at city hall in push to close the notoriously violent jail complex

APRIL 22, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Yan Snead ysnead@katalcenter.org | 518.360.1534 Thomas Meara tmeara@kivvit.com | 718.309.3506   LEADERS OF THE #CLOSErikers MOVEMENT RALLY AT CITY HALL IN PUSH TO CLOSE THE NOTORIOUSLY VIOLENT JAIL COMPLEX   Rally Marks Three-Year Anniversary of the #CLOSErikers Movement, Yet Violence Continues to Persist at the Notorious Facility As Historic […]

statement on important steps forward to advance the process of closing rikers island

Statement from gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice on Important Steps Forward to Advance the Process of Closing Rikers Island “Today, the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson all affirmed the urgent need to close Rikers Island. The Mayor and City Council […]

statement on gmdc closure on rikers island

Statement from gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice on GMDC Closure on Rikers Island “Mayor de Blasio is getting 2018 off on the right foot by closing GMDC on Rikers Island, and we commend him and his administration for this action. This welcome development brings into focus the larger […]

what’s cooking at katal: a letter from katal’s co-executive directors

As we expand our work in Connecticut and New York to end mass incarceration and the drug war, we’re building new partnerships and pivoting to tackle new challenges. To gear up for legislative advocacy in 2018, in the months ahead we’re pulling together a series of events in both CT and NY related to bail […]