Grateful for diversion expert Ann-Marie Louison from @casesnyc, who represented the amazing Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) Reentry Coalition at the #BKCB2 hearing. The coalition’s work is valuable beyond measure. NYC must fund ATIs to scale!
Gloria been on the front lines from day one. She been putting in work when saying #CLOSErikers wasn't hip like it is today. Gloria not only said it, she believes, and has been working to make it a reality. Now we are closer than ever!
Anna is a leader in #CLOSErikers campaign. Her son was on Rikers Island for 6 years. She visited him every week. He took a plea because C.O.s were harrassing and threatening him in retaliation for Anna's advocacy.