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Over 12,000 New Yorkers are incarcerated on Rikers Island and in other city jails each day. Over 9,700 of those incarcerated each day are pre-trial detainees who are being held without being convicted of a crime. Most are there because they cannot afford bail. People being held in New York City jails face solitary confinementinadequate mental health services and a culture of brutality carried out by correction officers.

   

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP THE ABUSES.

 

JAC Blog: News & Events

Tuesday
Oct072014

A must read account of one teenagers experience on Rikers Island

A boy was accused of taking a backpack. The courts took the next three years of his life.  Read the whole story HERE.

Monday
Sep222014

GENERAL MEETING MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29 @ URBAN JUSTICE CENTER

Saturday
Sep062014

Rally Outside Board of Correction: Demand an End to Culture of Brutality in City Jails -- September 9, 8:15 AM

Thursday
Aug212014

JAC Press Conference August 18

 

Jails Action Coalition held a Press Conference on August 18 to raise awareness about brutality at Rikers Island and to support Council Member Daniel Dromm’s legislation requiring quarterly reporting on punitive segregation and other data from the Department of Corrections.

 Speaking here is Glenn Martin of JustLeadershipUsa, flanked by City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Andy King. The legislation passed on August 21.

Thursday
Aug142014

MONDAY AUGUST 18 NOON, CITY HALL: END BRUTALITY AT RIKERS ISLAND