How to End the Crises on Rikers Island
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | ONLINE ONLY | REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Join us for a virtual forum on how to end the crises on Rikers Island. For seven years, a federal judge and monitor have tried to implement the terms of a consent decree intended to address unconstitutional levels of violence. Since then, violence has skyrocketed. In March, the monitor issued a report questioning whether the Department of Corrections had either the capacity or the will to improve conditions.
Ahead of the November court conference where the City’s progress will be assessed, this event will examine the central issues causing the jails’ dysfunction and what power is required to adequately address these issues, followed by a discussion of how data can help identify whether conditions are improving or deteriorating.
This forum is co-hosted by the Columbia Justice Lab, Vital City, Columbia Law School, Columbia School of Social Work, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, and Campaign Zero. For a more details including a list of panelists, please see the registration page.