Podcast: Rikers – An American Jail

Posted Open House New York Post

New Thinking is a podcast hosted by Matthew Watkins and produced by the Center for Court Innovation that opens up the conversation about our criminal justice system by introducing listeners to the best and the brightest in the field: practitioners and academics who are spearheading meaningful justice reforms across the country and around the globe.

Its latest release features highlights from Open House New York’s public screening and discussion on June 27 of Bill Moyer’s Rikers: An American Jail. Moderated by Matthew Watkins, the panel included Barry Campbell, Special Assistant, The Fortune Society; Jill Harris, Policy and Strategy Counsel, Kings County District Attorney; Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of Criminal Practice, The Legal Aid Society; and Johnny Perez, Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Religious Campaign Against Torture

To listen to the incredibly powerful conversation:

To view Rikers: An American Jail, visit the film website, scroll to the video section, and select “Full Film.”

Interested in bringing others together to watch the film and discuss the issues? You can request a free DVD for a screening at your workplace, a community center, educational institution, house of worship, or other venue. If you can plan to gather 50 people or so, the film production company will send a speaker from the film at no charge to enrich your conversation. Contact Colby Kelly at Public Square Media at kellyc@publicsquaremedia.org to plan your event.