EVENT: Rikers: An American Jail (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)



The A2J Initiative at Fordham Law School is sponsoring an event focused on the future of the Rikers Island Prison Complex and its effect on New York City’s criminal justice system.

The event will feature a screening of excerpts from the documentary “Rikers: An American Jail,” with an introduction from journalist Bill Moyers and a panel discussion moderated by Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes.  Two of the panelists, Michael Jacobson, Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance, and Jonathan Lippman, Former Chief Judge of New York and Chair of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, appear in the Urban Law Journal.

Event Details:

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
6 – 6:30 p.m., reception | 6:30 – 8 p.m., program
Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street
New York NY 10023

Scott Pelley
Journalist; Correspondent on 60 Minutes, CBS

Bill Moyers
Journalist; Executive Editor of “Rikers: An American Jail”

Elizabeth Crowley
Former New York City Council Member for the 30th District

Eric Gonzelez
District Attorney for Kings County, New York

Michael Jacobson
Executive Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance

Jonathan Lippman
Former Chief Judge of New York; Chair of the Independent Commission on NYC Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform

Tracey L. Meares
Walton Hale Professor of Law and Founding Director of The Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School; Visiting Professor of Law at Fordham Law School (Spring 2018)

Co-sponsored by the National Center for Access to Justice at Fordham Law.