Brandon Holmes on Closing Rikers Island

Premiere DateApr 18, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Brandon Holmes, NYCLU
02:07 Rikers Island
03:54 Decarceration
06:50 Difficulties of Closure
08:45 Residential Concerns
12:26 Outro
13:03 Beaverton Little Star
15:16 Finish

Brandon Holmes of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) joins the show to discuss the recent proposal to close Rikers Island, difficulties surrounding its closure, New York residents concerns, and decarceration.

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Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…