NYC JAILS WANT TO BAN PHYSICAL MAIL, THEN PRIVATIZE SCANNING OF DIGITAL VERSIONS

By |2023-01-30T18:25:28+00:00January 23rd, 2023|News|

The Intercept

"'The system constantly punishes people with the least power, which is incarcerated people and their loved ones, without actually taking any accountability for the Department of Correction themselves,' said Ashley Conrad, an organizer with Freedom Agenda..."
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Rikers Island is supposed to close in 2027, so why is Mayor Adams talking about ‘Plan B?’

By |2023-01-23T19:30:34+00:00January 16th, 2023|News|

Gothamist

"Well-resourced schools and more economic opportunities are also effective ways to reduce the jailed population, said Darren Mack, co-director of the advocacy group Freedom Agenda."
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No word yet on jail officials’ controversial plan to intercept detainee mail

By |2023-01-23T19:50:42+00:00January 11th, 2023|News|

Queens Daily Eagle

"Ashley Conrad, a community organizer with Freedom Agenda, said...that the proposed change to the mail system..."will continue to punish incarcerated people and their loved ones in the way that this system always has,” Conrad said. “I assure you, mail variance or not, drugs and contraband will make its way onto Rikers Island – through officers, as they mostly do.'"
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