How Going to Jail Changed My Life Path, Part 3

When I first went to Rikers Island, I did not anticipate the impact this would have on my academic and professional career. The initial trip across the city to the confines of the jail made me question my place within the justice system and how I could be an advocate for change.

How Going to Jail Changed My Life Path, Part 1

The first time I went to jail, my professor sent me there. Before I could think too much about what I had agreed to do, I piled into a beat-up 12-passenger van with 11 others.

Families of Rikers Island Inmates: A Photographer’s Focus

Every day an estimated 1,500 family members and friends of those incarcerated on New York’s Rikers Island visit their loved ones. For several months, photographer Salvador Espinoza rode the bus back and forth, documenting the stories of these people.
“It’s something we can’t sustain because it’s just this revolving door — you’re breeding kids from a young age to go into the system. I just want people to be more aware of this.”

360-degree View: Ramarley Graham’s House

NYPD Police Officer Richard Haste fatally shot 18-year-old Ramarley Graham in 2012. Take a look inside the Bronx building where it happened as reporter Zach Williams explains the importance of certain building features for the case against Haste.