Saturday, January 13th, 2018 – The film “Rikers” will be shown at BSEC from 1pm to 4pm and it is free to the public. A small panel with former inmates and activists will be present to answer your questions. Plus you’ll have an opportunity to connect with organizations who are working actively on jail reform and transformation issues.
- Rikers is a 10 unit complex on 400 acre island housing men, women and adolescents in separate facilities. It ranks among the largest jail facilities in the country both in size and population. Seventy-seven thousand (77, 000) circulate through its system annually.
- It is overpopulated, conditions are crowded. It is violent place.
- This film captures much of what is wrong with jail, this bottom step in the sprawling prison system. By coming together and examining some of the problems, we will gain insight and, maybe, answers
This meaningful afternoon is being presented by Lucy’s Children, the racial justice group at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture.