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.

Read the List of Demands for Mayor Adams to Decarcerate NYC Jails Here

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