Is Closing Rikers a Dream or a Reality?

March 08, 2018  
New York Academy of Sciences
Thursday
8:00AM - 10:30AM
A Debate Over Who Wins and Who Loses in the Future for NYC's Jails
Event Description

City & State and the Correction Officers' Benevolent Association present “Is Closing Rikers a Dream or a Reality: A Debate Over Who Wins and Who Loses in the Future for NYC’s Jails”

Agenda
8:00am

Breakfast & Registration

8:45am

1-on-1 INTERVIEW

Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State and Elias Husamudeen, President, Correction Officers' Benevolent Association, Inc. 

9:30am

PANEL

When it comes to the debate over how to fix New York City's jails, specifically Rikers Island, New Yorkers want long term reform with clear action on how to get there. Would closing Rikers create more problems than it would solve? Our panel of experts will have an open dialogue on innovative solutions to increase the safety of New York City's jails through policy recommendations and new technologies.

  • Jon Lentz, Editor in Chief, City & State (moderator) 
  • Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President 
  • Council Member Joseph Borelli 
  • Elizabeth Glazer, Director, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice 
  • Elias Husamudeen, President, Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association, Inc. 
  • Council Member, Robert Holden, Member, Criminal Justice Committee 
  • Council Member, Keith Powers, Chair, Criminal Justice Committee 
  • James Quinn, Assistant District Attorney, Queens 
  • Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Member, Committee on Juvenile Justice 
10:30am

Closing Remarks - Session Concludes

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