Led by directly impacted communities, and in partnership with 150+ organizations, the campaign fights to close the Rikers Island Jail Complex & transform NYC'S criminal justice system.
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Statement From Brandon J. Holmes, #CLOSErikers Campaign Coordinator, On Mayor’s Investment To Support Women Who Are Incarcerated At Rikers

  “Directly impacted people and communities know that the problem with Rikers is Rikers, and that the only meaningful solution is to #CLOSErikers now. But as Judge Jonathan Lippman and others have pointed out, treating the people who are trapped there with dignity and respect, and working to preserve their humanity, have to be our […]

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Statement From Brandon J. Holmes, #CLOSErikers Campaign Coordinator, On JustleaderhipUSA’s “State of #CLOSErikers” Event

“Tonight, at our State of #CLOSErikers, we celebrated the power of impacted people to lead a movement that will end mass incarceration in New York City and State. Those closest to the problem are closest to the solution. That has been the defining value of our #CLOSErikers and #FREEnewyork campaigns and a value that we […]

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April 2016: Launch of the #CLOSErikers campaign.

October 2017: Launch of the #FREEnewyork campaign.

2 campaigns.

One goal.

The decarceration of New York.

Join us on January 30th to celebrate how far we’ve come as we chart the way forward. stateofcloserikers.eventbrite.com
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"Rikers is a living existence of oppression."

Join us on 1/30 for the State of #CLOSErikers to see the full video, celebrate how far we've come, and chart the course forward!

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Thank you Equality Equation, Breakout, Darren Mack, Khalil Cumberbatch
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Our work is just beginning.

Join us for The State of #CLOSErikers on Tuesday, January 30 at 6:30pm to celebrate the power of movement building and the accomplishments of over 170 partner organizations and their members committed to #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES.

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