It would seem that a place like Rikers Island could use its famous visitor’s message of hope. But Colin Kaepernick’s recent visit didn’t sit well with Rikers correctional officers. They complained that someone of Kaepernick’s “ilk” sends the wrong message to the jail’s 11,000 inmates.
On Thursday, New York City’s Independent Budget Office revealed how expensive, discriminatory and unjust the city’s bail system remained as of last year.
Nearly two years after the suicide of a former Rikers inmate highlighted a punitive bail system, an audit released Thursday shows that it costs New York City $116 million a year to lock up mostly young black men awaiting trial for misdemeanors. Next week would