New York City’s $7 Billion Jail Construction Project Delayed Beyond 2027 Deadline

By |2024-05-20T12:17:21-04:00May 19th, 2024|News|

Digital Chew

“On the Mayor’s watch, 31 people have died and countless others have experienced abuse, neglect, and violence at the Rikers Island penal colony,” commented Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda.
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Op-Ed: New York City Must Move Forward on Closing Rikers with a Budget that Invests in Care, not DOC Budget Bloat

By |2024-05-20T12:15:29-04:00May 19th, 2024|News|

Freedom Agenda

"Last year...the City Council reaffirmed its commitment to the plan to close Rikers by 2027 and establish a smaller borough-based jail system to reduce incarceration and improve conditions for incarcerated people...it seems Mayor Eric Adams’ determination to stall the plan has not changed either."
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‘A Little Perplexed’: Questions Raised Over City’s $4 Billion Contract for Construction of Queens Jail

By |2024-05-20T12:20:04-04:00May 17th, 2024|News|

Queens Eagle

“There is a realistic plan for reducing the jail population to meet the target of fewer than 3,300 individuals incarcerated in city jails, and a critical component is prioritizing decarceration of people with mental health concerns and expanding supportive housing and community mental health supports,” Jennifer Parish, the director of Criminal Justice Advocacy at Urban Justice Center's Mental Health Project.
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Four Billion Dollars and Four Years Late: Queens Jail is Over Budget and Behind Schedule

By |2024-05-13T15:22:00-04:00May 8th, 2024|News|

Queens Eagle

“There is a realistic plan for reducing the jail population to meet the target of fewer than 3,300 individuals incarcerated in city jails, and a critical component is prioritizing decarceration of people with mental health concerns and expanding supportive housing and community mental health supports,” said Jennifer J. Parish, the director of Criminal Justice Advocacy at Urban Justice Center Mental Health Project
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New Jails in Bronx, Queens on Track to Open Four Years After Deadline to Close Rikers Island

By |2024-05-13T15:19:54-04:00May 7th, 2024|News|

NY Daily News

“This administration has consistently undermined its legal and moral obligation to close Rikers and complete construction of the borough-based jail system by the mandated deadline of 2027,” said Darren Mack, co-director of Freedom Agenda.
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