For nearly a century straight Rikers Island housed over 30,000. men women & children on any given day in NYC, 90% of people on Rikers Island are just being detained , awaiting their next court date
Being a Jail complex that was originally build in 1650, Rikers Island is a contaminated island that is a danger for any human being to be working or forced to be detained on. 400 acres of jails and various facilities for punishment.Read the Killing Rikers report: http://nycitylens.com/wp-content/rikers/
published by Incarcerated Nation & City lens with youth from YAPP .
Rikers Island is structured for violence and must be closed as it is a danger to pubic health, and costs New Yorkers over 200,000 dollars per person per year led by the activist Five Mualimm-ak/ Jails Action Coalition has created a movement that openly includes all people impacted.
Five Mualimm-ak - Mark levine - Marc Benjamin- Bill Moyers presents: Rikers An American Jail: Produced by Brian Stevenson The United States is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its jails and prisons. To understand the human toll of this crisis, Riker's Island is a good place to start. Of the more than 7,500 people detained at Riker's Island on any given day, almost 80% have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, a riveting new documentary from Bill Moyers & Five Mualimm-ak, brings you face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration at Riker's Island. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Riker's experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world. become a exclusive patron today ;
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Stay Tuned As Film Producer Five Mualimm-ak & Incarcerated Nation works on several productions per year that will be featured here.
-- Solitary Confinement is Torture see here how Incarcerated Nation Councilmembers raise attention & create change to end solitary nationally:
--- Understand why Incarcerated Nation Director is changing the worlds view of Solitary Confinement : http://www.fifteendays.org/
--- Join the Jails Action Coalition & help Close Rikers Island: https://www.nycjac.org/
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