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Join the Freedom Agenda and the Urban Justice Center ahead of the City Council Criminal Justice Committee’s Preliminary Budget hearing to insist on a budget that supports the closure of Rikers by moving resources from the bloated Department of Correction to crucial community needs. Meet them on Thursday, March 23rd, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Tweed Courthouse steps (52 Chambers Street) to show your support!
New York City runs the most richly funded (and richly staffed) jail system in the country while consistently delivering the worst results. And yet this year the Mayor has proposed increasing the Department of Correction’s budget while cutting funding for housing, healthcare, education, employment, and youth services. Elected leaders must utilize this year’s budget process to correct this injustice by investing in community resources to improve safety and reduce incarceration, not more DOC budget bloat.
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