Akeem Browder, the brother of Kalief Browder, The Campaign to Shut Down Rikers (shutdownrikers.org) along with other jails and prisoner rights advocacy and activist groups including NYC Shut It Down: The Grand Central Crew: #blacklivesmatter NYC Jails Action Coalition (JAC) et al held a press conference at New York City Hall to formerly ask Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo and NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Commissioner Ponte to immediately shut down Rikers Island and rename it for Kalief Browder. Rikers Island is a jail complex, not a prison. Jails are designed for short-term detention of people awaiting trial or serving sentences less than one year. Prisons upstate hold people who have received sentences for longer than one year.
- Minister Erik R. McGregor
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- #SHUTDOWNRIKERS Rally @City Hall w Akeem Browder to Rename Jail in Name of his Brother Kalief