New York City Jails
Over 13,000 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 confinement, inadequate mental health services and a culture of brutality carried out by correction officers.
Learn what you can do to stop the abuses.