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Rethinking Rikers and the Role of the Courts
The horrific conditions at Rikers Island were highlighted by the case of Kalief Browder, who died in 2015 after being held for three years without a trial. According to a recent watchdog report, Rikers is more “unstable and unsafe” than ever, and the average time a person spends there is growing. Experts discuss how the courts can decrease case-processing time to reduce jail time for those awaiting trial, and how it helps both those inside the jail and the community.

Featuring: Akeem Browder, founder of the Kalief Browder Foundation; Honorable George A. Grasso, administrative judge for Queens County Supreme Court; and Jan Ransom, investigative reporter for The New York Times. Moderated by Michael Jacobson, executive director, CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance.

Dec 1, 2022 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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