NY Daily News"Solitary confinement killed my son, Brandon Rodriguez, on Aug 10,2021. It is wrong and disgusting for Mayor Adams to lie to the public and say the city jails don’t use solitary confinement and haven’t used it since 2019." - Tamara Carter, Freedom Agenda member advocate
Gothamist"Darren Mack, an advocate for incarcerated people and their families with the organization Freedom Agenda, said many detainees were harmed in other ways despite the decline in deaths."
Amsterdam News“[Rikers Island] continues to kill our neighbors and leave more families devastated,” said Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda. “Instead of continuing to send people there, the Mayor needs to make the investments that will keep people safe: housing, mental health treatment, and other services to support people in our communities.”
Rikers Island Detainee Found Dead In Cell – Facility’s Second Death In First 19 Days Of The New Year
AM NY"Darren Mack, co-director of the Freedom Agenda, which has been lobbying for Rikers’ immediate closure — said Luna’s death was yet another sign that the facility’s days of holding incarcerated individuals must be numbered."
Norwood News"Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda, gave his reaction to Williams’ death, saying, “Today, yet another family is grieving the loss of their loved one in the custody of the City of New York. This shameful tragedy makes the stakes even more clear – we need to stop sending people to Rikers to die right now."
NY Daily News"Call it what you want, Erick died after being locked alone in a cell in solitary confinement with nobody watching him." - Op-ed by Freedom Agenda member Amariliz Torres Tavira
Gothamist“Today, yet another person is grieving the loss of their loved one in the custody of the City of New York,” said Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda, an advocacy organization for incarcerated people
Queens Eagle“I think it's fair to say that since Molina was commissioner, he worked hard to stifle transparency at DOC and hide the abuses as well,” said Darren Mack, the co-director of Freedom Agenda."