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Rikers
Rikers

Rikers

The first documentary to focus on people formerly detained in NYC's Rikers Island Jail.

28m 35s

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.

56m 40s

Rikers

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. They tell their compelling stories direct to the camera, revealing the violent arc of the Rikers experience – from the trauma of entry to extortion and control by inmates, to oppressive corrections officers, violence and solitary confinement.

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