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This edition: Can Rikers Island Be Closed? Pilot

Episode Details

Original tape date: June 16, 2017.

First aired: June 30, 2017.

On the pilot episode of ISLG’s The Wonk, host Michael Jacobson leads a frank discussion on the possible steps it will take to close Rikers Island prison. Guests include: Ana Oliveira, President and CEO of the New York Women’s Foundation; City Councilman Joseph Borelli (R), Staten Island; and Elizabeth Gaynes, President and CEO of The Osborne Association.

Guest List

Joseph C. Borelli Councilmember, District 51, Staten Island, New York City Council

Elizabeth Gaynes Executive Director, The Osborne Association

Martin F. Horn Distinguished Lecturer, John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY

Dr. Michael P. Jacobson CUNY ISLG

Coss Marte CEO/Founder, ConBody

Ana L. Oliveira President & CEO, New York Women’s Foundation

Carol Anne Riddell CUNY TV

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