Rikers: What's Next? A Conversation - Bill Moyers explores the costs, concerns and benefits of closing Rikers Island Jail and the proposed new vision for NYC criminal justice with experts: Johnny Perez, Dir of U.S. Prison Program, Nat’l Religious Campaign Against Torture; Michael Jacobson, Fmr NYC Corrections Commissioner now Dir, CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance; and Stanley Richards, EVP the Fortune Society.
This film from Bill Moyers is the first documentary to focus exclusively on people formerly detained in New York City's notorious Rikers Island Jail and give them the opportunity to tell their compelling stories, direct to camera. The film captures their vivid memories, revealing the violent arc of the Rikers experience. It is a true portrait of the upside down reality that is Rikers.
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