19 Nov 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner Jennifer Rose

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Jennifer Rose, who organizes in solidarity from California, explains their opposition to the city’s $11 billion investment in detention.

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17 Oct 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner Lee Doane

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Lee Doane, who has extensive experience with detention in New York City, explains his opposition to the city’s $11 billion investment in new jails.

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17 Oct 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner Jesus ‘ChinoBlast’ Morales

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Jesus Morales, who has experience with multiple New York City jails, explains his opposition to the city’s $11 billion investment in detention.

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17 Oct 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner Hakim Trent

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member Hakim Trent, who organized in solidarity with New York activists from Virginia, explains his opposition to the city’s $11 billion investment in jails.

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Sign at the entrance to Rikers Island (satanslaundromat on Flickr)
17 Oct 2019

Why I Support Closing Rikers Island Without Building New Jails: A Letter From Prisoner E. Paris Whitfield

Incarcerated No New Jails NYC member E. Paris Whitfield, who was held pretrial on Rikers Island for three years, explains his opposition to $11 billion investment in new jails.

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16 Oct 2019

Why Rikers Island Must Be Closed Without Building New Jails

On October 16, all eyes are on the New York City Council as it votes on a proposal to build four new skyscraper jails and up to eight jailing satellites that would burn an $11 billion hole through the city’s wallet. The greatest cost of this plan, however, is that it would undoubtedly ensure that our future generations will inherit our system of mass incarceration.

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Flyer for No New Jails NYC public forum on December 2.
24 Nov 2018

Beyond Prisons: Jail Free NYC feat. Nabil Hassein

Nabil Hassein joins Beyond Prisons to give an update on the campaign to close Rikers Island and the fight to oppose new jail construction in New York City.

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Photo by Ashoka Jegroo.
25 Sep 2018

Brooklyn Residents Protest ‘Miniature Rikers’ As City Unveils Plans To Expand Borough Jail

Brooklyn residents let New York City officials and their corporate partners know they oppose new jails as part of plans to shut down Rikers Island.

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Akeem Browder, founder of Shut Down Rikers Island, speaks in front of a mural for his brother, Kalief Browder. Screenshot from YouTube user Peter Eliscu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QndE6jOSU9g
11 May 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 5: Shut Down Rikers Island Feat. Akeem Browder

Brian and Kim speak with Akeem Browder, founder of the campaign to Shut Down Rikers Island and the Kalief Browder Foundation.

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Five Mualimm-ak. Source: https://www.mrfivemualimmak.com
05 May 2017

Beyond Prisons — Episode 4: Abolition By Any Means Necessary feat. Five Mualimm-ak

In this candid and personal interview, activist Five Mualimm-ak discusses his life, reintegration, and why he’s fighting to abolish prisons by any means necessary.

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