News & Press2023-04-05T14:33:21-04:00

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Activists Hold Jail Reform Rally In Washington Square Park

November 19th, 2023|


“So often we hear the horrible stories of what goes on in Riker’s island and the New York City Department of Correction,” said Chaplain Dr. Victoria Phillips, a social justice activist [with the Mental Health Project of UJC]. “But we don’t truly hear the names of loved ones who lose their lives in those conditions, those horrible, barbaric conditions that they’re often placed in.”

‘Enough is Enough:’ City Hall Rallygoers Rail Against Rising Death Toll at Rikers Island

July 25th, 2023|


“Enough is enough. We all have jobs and lives to live. We don’t want to be out here screaming. We don’t want to have to galvanize emergency situations,” Chaplain Dr. Victoria A. Phillips (Dr. V) [of the Mental Health Project of the UJC] said. “We do it because if we don’t do it, who’s going to do it? I don’t see an elected official.”

Walls Are Closing in on City Control of Rikers Island as Push for Federal Receivership Continues

July 18th, 2023|


"Advocates, family members, and former inmates went as far as to call the jail a death camp during a protest that took place on Foley Square in Lower Manhattan on July 18...organized by the Jails Action Coalition."


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