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Audio Interference 28: Brooklyn Bail Fund and Close Rikers

“Bail is often described as incarceration’s front door, because if you can’t afford it, you’re going to jail.” – Peter Goldberg


In this week’s episode of Audio Interference, we will speak with some of the people spearheading criminal justice reform work here in New York City. First, we will look at how bail is used as a tool to criminalize poverty. Then, we will speak with two of the organizers behind the campaign to close Rikers Island Jail. Interviewees include (in order):

Rachel Foran, Managing Director of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Peter Goldberg, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund
Melody Lee, Director of Strategy and Campaigns at the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice
Myaisha Hayes, Lead Organizer for the Katal Center for Health, Equity, and Justice

Learn more at:
brooklynbailfund.org/
www.closerikers.org/

Music used in this episode:
“Piazza y nieve” by L.D.I.
Untitled Track by Kil Kare

Produced by Interference Archive.