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What Would 'No New Jails' Actually Look Like?

Gothamist Tuesday, 16 July 2019
What Would 'No New Jails' Actually Look Like?On the evening of June 25th, a group of New York prison abolitionists gathered inside the hearing room of Bronx Borough President President Rubén Díaz Jr. to hear City Hall’s proposal to replace Rikers Island with “a network of modern and humane borough-based jails” in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. During the presentation by the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, members of the crowd hoisted up green flyers declaring “If They Build It, They Will Fill It.” For several hours, organizers went up to the microphone to testify, many using “No new jails!” as their rallying cry. [ more › ]

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