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Politico New York: Ahead of commission, coalition rallies for closure of Rikers Island

By Gloria Pazmino Politico New York Apr. 14, 2016 A coalition of groups pushing for the closure of Rikers Island rallied on the steps of City Hall Thursday asking Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration to consider shuttering the troubled facility and focus on smaller scale jails instead. “We are here to say that Rikers cannot be reformed — […]

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Takepart: Shut It Down – Community Calls for Closure of Notorious Jail

Community members called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to close the Rikers Island jail complex.

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NY Daily News: NYC officials quietly reviewed alternate sites for inmates in possible Rikers Island shutdown

City officials have reviewed alternate sites to Rikers, but the de Blasio administration insists there’s no plan to close the troubled jail.

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Observer: Activists Launch #CLOSErikers Campaign to Close Rikers Island

There have been attempts to force the closure of the Rikers Island jail for years, but Glenn Martin thinks that the failed efforts so far have been missing a key ingredient: “the community’s voice.”

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#CLOSErikers Rally at New York City Hall (Photos)

58 NYC organizations call for the closure of Rikers Island on the steps of City Hall

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Momentum Builds for Criminal Justice Reform in New York City

April 14, 2016 (New York, NY)— The #CLOSErikers coalition held a rally on the steps of New York City Hall today, in a major public kick-off of their campaign to close Rikers Island Jail Complex.

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Bill de Blasio thinks big, except about Rikers: The only way to fix the hellhole is to close it

By Glenn E. Martin
Rikers Island is a human gristmill with a deep-seated culture of violence and abuse that can’t be fixed.

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The #CLOSErikers Group To Launch A Citywide Campaign To Close Rikers Island By Holding A Rally On The Steps Of City Hall

In 2016, a growing citywide coalition, led by JustLeadershipUSA, in partnership with the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice, formed to organize and advocate for the closure of Rikers Island, and shrinkage and decentralization of NYC’s jail system.

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