State Senator Brian A. Benjamin Demands Faster Closure of Rikers Based on State Report

Brian A. Benjamin

February 14, 2018

**For Planning Purposes Only**
February 14, 2018
Contact: Neil D. Reilly, 774.766.2351 | New York State Senator Brian A. Benjamin
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This morning, the New York State Commission of Correction released a report on the condition of Rikers Island requested by Senator Benjamin in November of 2017. In response, Senator Benjamin will hold a press conference today to call for the closure of the facility within three years.

WHAT     Press Conference with Criminal Justice Reform Advocates
WHEN     TODAY February 14, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
WHERE   Steps of City Hall
​                   City Hall Park, New York, NY 10007
WHO        State Senator Brian A. Benjamin
                   Assemblymember Al Taylor
                   Vidal Guzman, JustLeadershipUSA
​                   Iesha Sekou, Street Corner Resources
​                   Five Mualimm-ak, NYC Jails Coalition
​                   Tariq Shahid, Masjib Malcolm Shabazz
​                   The Community Justice Unit at the Legal Aid Society
​                   Criminal Justice Advocates
​                   Faith Leaders