On March 13 Open House New York was honored to host Elizabeth Glazer, Director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for Criminal Justice, as part of the public premiere of the short documentary, After Rikers: Justice by Design. Ms. Glazer gave an update on the planning study that the city initiated in January 2018 that will set the guidelines for the design and construction of the new jail buildings.
Missed the event? Listen to a podcast of the panel discussion that followed the screening, produced by the Center for Court Innovation’s New Thinking podcast.
Want to know more about the future of Rikers? Here are some suggestions for how to stay informed and participate in the conversation:
- Watch Rikers: An American Jail, an hour-long documentary produced by Bill Moyers with Public Square Media
- Host a screening of Rikers: An American Jail for your workplace, community group, or faith-based organization. To schedule, contact Colby Kelly at Public Square Media, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Read about the city’s “Roadmap to Closing Rikers,” with status updates
- Follow MOREJUSTNYC.org at @MoreJustNYC and CLOSERIKERS.org #CLOSErikers