PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 24, 2017 CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs 315.243.5135 | email@example.com #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 […]
STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON RELEASE OF REPORT FROM THE INDEPENDENT COMMISSION ON NEW YORK CITY CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND INCARCERATION REFORM Sunday, April 2, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and Founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the […]
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emily NaPier, Dir. of Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.243.5135 #CLOSErikers CAMPAIGN APPLAUDS MAYOR de BLASIO FOR JOINING THE MOVEMENT Following Relentless Advocacy from the #CLOSErikers Campaign, City Hall Joins the Effort to #CLOSErikers and Begin Building Communities NEW YORK, NY, March 31, 2017 – Today, a year after the […]
STATEMENT FROM GLENN E. MARTIN, JUSTLEADERSHIPUSA and GABRIEL SAYEGH, KATAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, EQUITY, AND JUSTICE ON MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO’S ANNOUNCEMENT OF REENTRY SERVICES FOR PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY JAILS Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (New York, NY) – Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director […]
Glenn E. Martin, President and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, and gabriel sayegh, Co-founder and Co-Executive Director of the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice are leaders in the #CLOSErikers campaign. They issued the following statements in response to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement that the New York City jail population has declined dramatically since he took office.
NY group joins Florida criminal justice reform advocates to protest mass incarceration and the need to close poor functioning jails.
We thought after the embarrassing departure of the Correction Officers Benevolent Association’s (COBA) previous president they would stop the union’s bully-style tactics. Unfortunately, we were wrong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 5, 2016 Contact: Thomas Meara | email: email@example.com | phone: (718) 309-3506 **MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TODAY** #CLOSERIKERS ADVOCATES AND PARTNERS TO SPEAK AT MANHATTAN LIPPMAN COMMISSION MEETING TO URGE FOR SHUT DOWN OF RIKERS ISLAND ADVOCATES SAY MEETING IS OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE VOICES HEARD AND PUSH TO CLOSE RIKERS ISLAND AND REIMAGINE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2016 Contact: Thomas Meara | email: firstname.lastname@example.org | phone: (718) 309-3506 PRIOR TO LIPPMAN COMMISSION HEARING, #CLOSERIKERS HOSTS VIGIL OUTSIDE GRACIE MANSION WITH FAITH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO URGE MAYOR TO CLOSE RIKERS ISLAND JAIL COMPLEX Manhattan, New York – On Sunday, December 4, advocacy group #CLOSErikers hosted […]
www.closerikers.org For Immediate Release: Contact: gabriel sayegh, 646.335.2264 November 15, 2016 #CLOSErikers Applauds DOC Decision to Halt Rikers Expansion Growing Movement Sees Announcement as Step Toward Closing Horrific Jail Complex NEW YORK: On Monday, New York City Correction Commissioner Joe Ponte stated in a City Council Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee hearing that due […]