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Film Screening: Riker's An American Jail & Q & A with St. Francis Post-Prison Students

  • St. Francis College 180 Remsen Street Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)


November 13 - Film Screening: Riker's An American Jail & Q & A with St. Francis Post-Prison Students (Moderated by Johnny Perez, St. Francis ‘2018, and Director of U.S. Prisons Program, National Campaign Against Torture)

RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL, is an award-winning documentary from Bill Moyers that brings you face to face with those who have endured incarceration at Rikers Island. The U.S. is facing a crisis of mass incarceration with over 2.2 million people packed into its prisons. Almost 80% of the 7500 people detained at Riker’s have not yet been found guilty or innocent of the charges they face. All are at risk in the pervasive culture of violence that forces people to come to terms with what they must do for their own survival. Their stories in Rikers vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers experience-from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the outside world.

SERIES Co-Directors: Athena Devlin (English & American Studies) & Emily Horowitz (Sociology & Criminal Justice)

St. Francis College

180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY
Events in Lecture Hall 4202 on Tuesdays at 11:10am **unless otherwise noted