Two years ago, prison abolitionists succeeded in convincing the government of the city of New York to agree to close the torturous jail on Rikers Island. The solution? A kinder, friendlier, "neighborhood" jail in each borough! With a decisive city council vote coming up, prison abolitionist Nadja Guyot from No New Jails joins us to talk about the fight against these absurd "Justice Hubs," decarceration, and practical abolitionism.
Rebranding Mass Incarceration: The Lippman Commission and Carceral Devolution in New York City Zhandarka Kurti & Jarrod Shanahan: https://search.proquest.com/openview/7f95de7b70ab31d0f92c51bc61ade9df/1.pdf?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=48122
A Jail to End all Jails: https://urbanomnibus.net/2017/12/jail-end-jails/
Closing song: Lil Wayne - Light Up (Rikers version)