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Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that will create an advisory committee to weigh the options of a future without a jail system on Rikers Island in the years ahead.

Cramer should be sent to Riker’s Island for a year for suggesting $GME put $1 Billion from an equity offering in $BTC.X Some idiotic ideas sb kept to themselves…

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail set to become renewable energy hub

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New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail set to become renewable energy hub

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@carrellogolf  K @erogers8877alief  Browder died at age 22 by suicide in 2015. He was accused at age 16 and jailed without trial at Rikers Island of stealing a backpack. He was held for 3 years, 2 years in solidarity confinement. He was never proven guilty.

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"When I arrived on Rikers Island in January 2019 to await trial for an assault charge, I knew it would be dangerous," Michele Evans writes. "But what I did not know was that I would become one of hundreds of inmates at Rikers to contract the coronavirus."

Two men being held on Rikers Island are suing New York for allowing residents of nursing homes and shelters to get vaccinated while denying eligibility to incarcerated people.

"When I arrived on Rikers Island in January 2019 to await trial for an assault charge, I knew it would be dangerous," Michele Evans writes. "But what I did not know was that I would become one of hundreds of inmates at Rikers to contract the coronavirus."

"When a woman in my dorm started coughing in late March, we were placed in quarantine," writes Michele Evans, who was at Rikers Island when the coronavirus pandemic started. "Posters instructed us to do the impossible: Practice social distancing." 

"When I arrived on Rikers Island in January 2019 to await trial for an assault charge, I knew it would be dangerous," Michele Evans writes. "But what I did not know was that I would become one of hundreds of inmates at Rikers to contract the coronavirus."

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Michael Tyson was jailed for a parole violation, and became the first inmate on Rikers Island to die of COVID-19. Paul Manafort was jailed for conspiring against the US, and will serve the remainder of his sentence at home—despite his prison not having a single case of COVID-19.

I teamed up with Kevin Livingston from 100 Suits for 100 Men. Previously I donated suits for formerly incarcerated men in the job search process. I donated $33,000 to his organization&part of that was recently used to provide a special meal to those incarcerated at Rikers Island

Rikers Island inmates are being offered PPE and $6 an hour to dig mass graves

Harvey Weinstein is prisoner number 06581138Z at Rikers Island. That’s pretty much the tweet. I just enjoyed writing it.

Harvey Weinstein is in jail. He was moved to Rikers Island after being convicted of rape and sexual assault, following delays because of a heart surgery. He faces up to 29 years in prison.

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Solitary confinement for Manafort? On Riker’s Island? This is the Democratic police state at work. Nothing Manafort did warrants this kind of torture. It’s enough to make a normal person go insane. I suspect this is what the torturers want!

Beginning today, no one under 18 will go to Rikers Island. Kids will be treated like kids instead of adults. This is an historic moment for criminal justice reform and another step toward replacing Rikers Island with smaller, safer, more humane facilities.

New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility. It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions. But it will happen.

@NYCMayor Bill de Blasio just announced the city will close Rikers Island.

On this day two years ago, #KaliefBrowder  committed suicide after being in Riker’s Island for three years over a crime he never committed.

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