This Former Inmate Wants To Close Rikers Island, And He Has The Mayor’s Attention
The Huffington Post
March 10, 2017

“For former inmate and current criminal justice reform advocate Glenn Martin, his journey over the bridge connecting New York City to the infamously violent Rikers Island was the longest ride of his life.”

“’There’s something about approaching Rikers and that penal colony that sucks the oxygen out of a person’s chest,’ Martin told The Huffington Post on Tuesday.”

“The facility is one of the focal points of a new Spike docuseries “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” which follows the experiences of a young man who spent three torturous years on Rikers Island and made several attempts to kill himself while there. ”

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