“We need to see the faces of these people,” said Moyers at the film’s premiere at the DOC NYC festival on Saturday.
“We need to hear their stories in their voices, not filtered through a journalist.” Through more than a dozen alternating voices, Rikers does just that.
There are many ways to get involved and support the B’ville Girl’s Soccer program.
What happens at Rikers is not isolated to just Rikers, it goes on at each and every jail and prison across the country. I was a recent participant on the Lippman Commission roundtable, and I was detained on Rikers for over 10 months and have spent several years incarcerated in New York State correctional facilities.Kathy Morse Bronx: As a retired New York City correction officer with 22 years of experience, I have been reading with interest about the powers that be who want to shut Rikers Island.I would like all the people who want to close Rikers to walk in our shoes to see what it’s like to be a New York City correctional officer.The inmates that come through are the same ones committing crimes in our neighborhoods.To put smaller jails in our communities is a big mistake.Some of the churches date back to Bermuda’s settlement days in the early 1600s so churches definitely form a rich part of Bermuda’s history and that of Bermudians themselves.