Legal Aid Marches to Close Rikers
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

Today's New York Law Journal carries a photograph and article about The Legal Aid Society's participation in the Close Rikers March and rally on Saturday.




Legal Aid Marches to Shut Down Rikers
New York Law Journal
September 26, 2016

The Legal Aid Society of New York, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys and the Service Employees International Union 1199 marched in New York City on Saturday to demand the closing of Rikers Island. More than 1,500 people marched through the Astoria section of Queens to the entrance of the jail complex, where a rally was held.

The Legal Aid Society is among dozens of organizations calling for the close of Rikers Island, which has been the target of criticism for harsh conditions and violence. Among the marchers was Tina Luongo, left foreground, the attorney-in-charge of Legal Aid's Criminal Practice.