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This edition: Closing Rikers: Where Should New Jails Go?

Episode Details

Original tape date: September 25, 2017.

First aired: October 6, 2017.

The second episode of ISLG’s The Wonk features our ongoing discussion about Rikers Island. In this episode, host Michael Jacobson talks with Glenn Martin, president of Just Leadership USA, and Jamie Springer of HR&A ADVISORS, about the challenges putting new jails in neighborhoods in New York City. And correspondent Carol Anne Riddell highlights these issues in discussions with a number of people including Councilman Andy King (D), 12th District/Bronx, and Anna Pastoressa, who shares her experience visiting Rikers.

Guest List

Dr. Michael P. Jacobson Executive Director, CUNY Institute for State & Local Governance

Andy King 12th District/Bronx, New York City Council

Glenn E. Martin Founder & President, JustLeadershipUSA

Susan Opotow John Jay College/The Graduate Center, CUNY

Anna Pastoressa

Robert Perris District Manager, Brooklyn Community Board No. 2

Carol Anne Riddell

Jamie Springer HR&A Advisors

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