A mother poses with books given to her by members of the Jails Action Coalition to taker her son who is currently serving detention time on Rikers island.Currently the process that family and loved ones must undertake to travel to Rikers Island, be screened, searched and investigated before visiting their loved ones detained or incarcerated there is arduous, extensive, elongated, inhumane and abusive. The Department of Correction has proposed rule changes to the DOC charter that will make visiting more difficult and intrusive for family and loved ones of those housed on the jail island complex in the East River.
Often people are denied visits for arbitrary reasons, aren't given proper guidelines to follow and are abused, groped, harassed and disparaged by some of the corrections officers manning the visit houses and posts on Rikers Island.
- Kelly Grace Price
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- Visiting Loved Ones at Rikers Island: Easier Said Than Done