Thursday, January 13, 2022
11 AM EST
Rikers IslandSEE PHOTOS
On Jan. 13, 2022, we were joined by dozens of advocates and elected officials outside of Rikers Island in support of incarcerated individuals who have launched a hunger strike in protest of conditions and food at the facility.
The rally – which took place at the entrance to Rikers Island at Hazen Street and 19th Avenue in Queens – featured remarks and/or attendance from representatives from Jails Action Coalition, Freedom Agenda, Halt Solitary Confinement, Exodus Transitional Community, Women’s Community Justice Association, Osborne Association, A Little Piece of Light, Treatment Not Jail Coalition, New Hour, and Defender organizations including Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, New York County Defender Services, and Bronx Defenders. Additionally, New York City Council Members Shekar Krishnan, Carmen De La Rosa, Lincoln Restler, Erik Bottcher, and Gale Brewer, former New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm, and Solomon Acevedo of the New York City Public Advocate’s Office spoke at the rally.