A fraction of those resources could turn a person’s life around and help build communities in low-income parts of the city.
Source: NYC Independent Budget Office, 2013.
These are people stuck in our jails because they are too poor to make bail. The remaining detainees are serving sentences of less than a year.
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Mayor de Blasio has committed to shuttering the Rikers Island jails for good, and the Lippman Commission’s final report recommended closure, as well as concrete policy reforms to reduce incarceration in New York city and state. Join the #CLOSErikers campaign, back on the steps of City Hall, as we celebrate this historic moment, and double down on our efforts to #CLOSErikers and #buildCOMMUNITIES!
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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs 315.243.5135 | firstname.lastname@example.org #CLOSErikers Campaign Holds Major Rally to Demand City Move Forward Immediately with Clear Plans to Close Rikers Island One year after public launch of Campaign, and weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio announces his support to […]
Too many people are incarcerated in NYC. In order to #CLOSErikers, we must significantly reduce the number of people being detained there in the first place. Significant efforts to achieve this are already underway. Under pressure from many of the same groups that lead the #CLOSErikers campaign, the de Blasio administration has already committed to moving adolescents off of the Island. Advocates have pushed the City to explore new and expanded diversion systems, including connecting individuals with mental health and substance use issues to appropriate services, rather than incarceration.