After a 180-mile hike that began in Harlem in Manhattan on Aug. 26, the March for Justice arrived in Albany, New York, this morning.
They timed their arrival at the state capital with the anniversary of the notorious Attica Prison uprising, which ended after state troopers raided the complex. Ten corrections officers and 33 inmates were killed.
The March for Justice organizers are holding a press conference at 1 p.m. today and a rally this evening in front of the capital building. The march was organized to draw attention to the abuses in state prisons and, they hope, to bring about reforms.
Soffiyah Elijah, the march’s leader and chief organizer, is the founder and executive director of the Alliance of Families for Justice.