Social Justice

It's Time to Close Rikers Island

October 26, 2023

In this highlight video, on October 15, 2023, members of Trinity‚Äôs Prison Ministry invited experts and directly impacted people to make the case to close Rikers, to educate our neighbors about the steps taken thus far, and to invite folks to join in the advocacy efforts to close the jails.  

Susan Shah, Managing Director for the Racial Justice initiative, Trinity Church Wall Street, introduced a panel including: 

  • The Honorable Adrienne Adams, Speaker of the New York City Council
  • Victor Pate, Co-Director, NY Campaign to Alternatives to Isolated Confinement The Rev. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director, Interfaith Center of New York
  • Darren Mack, Co-Director, Freedom Agenda
  • Kandra Clark, Vice President of Policy & Strategy, Exodus Transitional Community

Watch the full video of the panel discussion.

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