Williams Responds To The Eleventh Death On Rikers Island In 2021

September 20th, 2021

Press Release

"Another life has been lost on Rikers – another death sentence coming as a consequence of the crisis conditions on the island. I pray for the family of Karim Isaabdul – they, and we all, need answers and the accountability that comes with them.

"As I saw last week, and as we have argued since the start of the pandemic, a lack of adequate health protocols have compounded the threat to the safety of everyone on Rikers. The steps that have been taken in recent days in effort to decarcerate and start to stabilize the situation are welcome, but do not go far enough, fast enough to alleviate the health and safety emergency for all inside."

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