How to Advance and Strengthen the Plan to Close Rikers

By |2022-06-04T15:48:40+00:00November 19th, 2021|Resources|

Here, we outline specific, actionable ways to fulfill our complete vision of closing Rikers, from Jail Closure to Decarceration, Defending the Rights of Incarcerated People, and Divestment & Redistribution. The vision for eradicating Rikers and what it represents came from those most impacted by mass incarceration, but the moral responsibility for getting it done lies with all of us - and especially those who have been entrusted with elected office.

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A Just Transition: Investing in the Jobs NYC Needs

By |2022-06-04T15:47:52+00:00June 7th, 2021|Resources|

This tipsheet outlines ways to reframe conversations about aligning NYC's budget - and jobs connected to it - with our values, drawing on the work advocates and communities are doing to realize that shift.

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#DeflateDOC: New York City Department of Correction by the Numbers

By |2022-06-04T15:52:18+00:00May 17th, 2021|Resources|

This brief report outlines why the Mayor and City Council must act immediately to cut DOC's inflated budget, for the safety of people in their custody, and for the good of our communities.

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Freedom Agenda Issue Briefs

By |2022-06-04T15:51:27+00:00January 6th, 2021|Resources|

This set of Issue Briefs offers a deeper dive into the current state of New York City jails, and the plans to close them.

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Closing Rikers: Crucial Questions for Decision Makers from Formerly Incarcerated Leaders

By |2022-06-04T15:50:33+00:00November 30th, 2020|Resources|

This infographic walks voters through crucial questions, posed by formerly incarcerated people, that 2021 candidates must answer about their commitment to closing the Rikers Island jails and addressing conditions of confinement for anyone detained in New York City.

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