NYC Jails Decarceration Demands
November 1, 2022
Every person remanded to Rikers Island faces the potential of a death sentence. This year has now surpassed 2021 in the number of deaths on Rikers Island – an alarming crisis the mayor and elected officials have refused to take action on. Advocates are demanding that all officials – the Mayor, Governor, judges, prosecutors, state and local lawmakers – do everything in their power to release people from Rikers, stop sending people to these deadly jails, and make sure all people’s human rights are protected.