NY Amsterdam News“The mayor knows that Curtis Davis, like thousands of other people at Rikers, was at great risk, harm, and death every day he was there, and Adams is telling New Yorkers he’s fine with that—but we’re not,” said Freedom Agenda co-director Darren Mack."
CBS News"'[Rikers] was very dangerous. I remember, 16 years old, I got jumped like two times by 20 people, people try to cut me, stab me,' said Nathaniel Evans, of the Freedom Agenda."
BK Eagle"Critics [of Mayor Adam’s approach to borough-based jail expansion], including Darren Mack of Freedom Agenda and Megan French-Marcelin of the Legal Action Center, have criticized the mayor for expanding the jail facility while decreasing the therapeutic units."
Norwood News"Meanwhile, Freedom Agenda co-director, Darren Mack, a survivor of Rikers, also released a statement saying Davis, 44, was the third person to die in the New York City jail system this month, the 26th person since New York City Mayor Eric Adams took office, and the 42nd in the past two years."
Queens Daily Eagle"Mayor Adams ran for office saying he would get Rikers closed, but has been doing everything in his power to fill it up with more and more people struggling with addiction, mental health needs, and unstable housing,” [Darren] Mack, [co-director of the UJC's Freedom Agenda] said.
Gothamist"Darren Mack, an activist for the group Freedom Agenda...criticized Adams for his role in increasing the population of Rikers with more detainees struggling with addiction and mental health needs."
Queens Eagle"Darren Mack, the co-director of Freedom Agenda, called the administration's elimination of the therapeutic beds at the proposed Brooklyn facility “shameful and tragic.”
BK Daily Eagle“Is three deaths in one month still not enough to make him stop?” [Darren Mack, co-direction of the Freedom Agenda] asked, referring to Mayor Adams.
AM NY"'Why is Mayor Adams continuing his crusade to condemn more and more people to a place that either can’t or won’t keep them alive,” said Darren Mack, co-director of the Freedom Agenda."
City Limits"The city must pay nearly $143 million to over 40,000 people who were held in a city jail longer than they should have after having posted bail. The Freedom Agenda...shared information about the settlement with their clients and members."