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August 29, 2011

2011.08.29: Further Report on Rikers Urgent Hurricane Response Campaign

Filed under: Civil Rights,Criminal Justice,Prisoners' Rights,Racism — nyclaw01 @ 10:24 am

From:  Letwin, Michael
Sent: Monday, August 29, 2011 10:24 AM
To: 1199 Members; ALAA MEMBERS
Subject: Further Report on Rikers Urgent Hurricane Response Campaign

Many thanks to everyone who responded to the action request to demand an emergency hurricane evacuation plan for prisoners at Rikers.

Fortunately, an evacuation turned out not to be necessary this time. But the online campaign gave this issue high visibility around the world (see below*). NY1 was particularly aggressive in raising the issue in one of the Mayor’s televised news conferences:

To join the urgent response network for NYC prisoners (and related issues) in the future, please RSVP at


*News stories,sbd:1&tbm=nws&prmd=ivnsu&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=j55bTqmpOY680AHusYiUCQ&ved=0CBYQpwUoAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=6d29f7ad0a3b8852&biw=1024&bih=589

*Overall web results,sbd:1&prmd=ivnsu&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=1Z1bTqn9M6Tv0gG3hsG-CA&ved=0CBMQpwUoAQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=51a43e6026140833&biw=1024&bih=589

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