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An Earth Day “To Do” List for NYC’s Mayor & Council Speaker

By |2022-04-25T18:17:47+00:00April 20th, 2022|News|

NRDC Blog

"The Renewable Rikers coalition, spearheaded by groups like Freedom Agenda, envisions turning this island of shame into a showplace of sustainability, with a solar array and energy storage, expanded composting and a modern wastewater treatment plant."
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Highlights and Takeaways from Beyond the Bars 2022

By |2022-04-25T18:14:58+00:00April 19th, 2022|News|

Columbia U. Neighbors

"The Columba Center for Justice's Beyond the Bars conference resumed with an in-person gathering at Riverside Church that brought together the movements for decarceration, abolition, and climate and environmental justice...The day's second plenary panel featured...Darren Mack (Freedom Agenda)."
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Fenced up: Protesters rally in Chinatown as new jail construction prepares to begin

By |2022-04-20T15:09:04+00:00April 11th, 2022|News|

AM NY

"Many people are and will be involved in the criminal legal system even as we make progress to reduce incarceration.  Building borough jails is a necessary step to protect human rights – along with accountability to make sure these jails are run differently – and we urge the mayor to move quickly on both,” Anna Pastoressa said, a member of Freedom Agenda.”
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Decepción por presupuesto estatal de NY que deja por fuera iniciativas de ayuda a inmigrantes y modifica reforma de fianzas

By |2022-04-11T19:59:42+00:00April 8th, 2022|News|

El Diario

“Darren Mack, codirector de la organización Freedom Agenda, se refirió a los cambios en las leyes de fianzas, y aseguró que justo cuando se necesitaba que la Gobernadora y los legisladores defendieran las reformas judiciales y se restaurara la financiación de los servicios sociales, hicieron todo lo contrario.”
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Op-Ed: Why the Vernon C. Bain Center Should Close

By |2022-05-04T14:23:32+00:00April 7th, 2022|News|

Norwood News

"The Vernon C. Bain Center, also known as “The Boat,” is perhaps the only floating jail in the country. Advocates have equated it to a slave ship. It’s an extension of Rikers Island. I know both The Boat and Rikers Island well, since I’ve been detained at both places..."
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Op-Ed | We Must Protect Incarcerated People and Reduce Crime When Jails Close Down

By |2022-04-11T19:45:53+00:00March 27th, 2022|News|

AM NY

"We are at a historical moment. With The Tombs set to be replaced, and Rikers required to close by 2027, we must all be laser focused on two things: reducing incarceration, and protecting the human rights of people who are still detained."
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State Sen. Ramos Calls on City Council to Invest in Mental Health Services as Opposed to Prison System

By |2022-03-28T13:05:17+00:00March 24th, 2022|News|

Astoria Post

“State Sen. Jessica Ramos is calling on the city council to invest in mental health services for alleged lawbreakers...echo[ing] the message of the Freedom Agenda, the group that organized the rally outside City Hall. According to the group, the city spends more than $556,000 a year per inmate on jail operations.”
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Front Fighting Against Hochul’s Plan to Reverse Criminal Reforms and Bail Law in New York

By |2022-04-11T19:41:57+00:00March 22nd, 2022|News|

American Post

“'Our message is not only for the Governor but also for Mayor Adams: you have to close Rikers Island, because it is clearly not doing any good for our community. Last year there were 16 deaths there and we are only in March and there are already three people dead in a system that is not working,' assured Edwin Santana, a member of the Freedom Agenda."
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Decarceration advocates furious over third Rikers Island death, call out Governor for ‘mass incarceration’ agenda

By |2022-03-28T13:10:59+00:00March 21st, 2022|News|

AM NY

“Hosted by a coalition of advocacy groups including #HALTsolitary Campaign, New York City Jails Action Coalition, and Freedom Agenda, attendees looked to both remember the lives lost and take the Governor to task for allowing Rikers Island to continue under previously-reported deterioration.”
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