Circle of Sisters October, 17 - 18 2015
“Today’s bill signing is a small step towards holding the Department of Correction accountable for their failure to make the badly needed changes we need on Rikers Island. However, if we are to accomplish real reform on Rikers Island, we need a coordinated effort with all parties at the table. Unfortunately, the city is not doing nearly enough to address critical issues like dealing with the mentally ill, gang violence, Correction Officer training and the prosecution of crimes committed on Rikers Island. Are we waiting for the death of a Correction Officer, or civilian?