Close Rikers

LatinoJustice Applauds New York City’s Decision to Close Rikers and Move One Step Close to a Cageless Society

CONTACT: Christiaan Perez, cperez@latinojustice.org, 212-739-7581

New York, NY – Earlier today, the New York City Council held a vital vote on the plan to close Rikers. This vote was the result of many years of public pressure and organizing by impacted people. LatinoJustice applauds the results of today’s vote. Juan Cartagena, President and General Counsel at LatinoJustice PRLDEF, issued the following response:  

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