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Bill Moyers Considers the Human Toll of Mass Incarceration Through the Lens of Rikers Island Jail Coming to PBS stations in May, 2017, RIKERS: An American Jail brings viewers face to face with men and women who have endured incarceration. Their stories, told direct to camera, vividly describe the cruel arc of the Rikers Island experience—from the shock of entry, to the extortion and control exercised by other inmates, the oppressive interaction with corrections officers, the beatings and stabbings, the torture of solitary confinement and the many challenges of returning to the...

October 13, 2016 First documentary to focus exclusively on people who have survived the nightmare of incarceration at Rikers Island Jail Produced by Award-winning Brick City TV producers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin, with producer Rolake Bamgbose Executive Producer: Judy Doctoroff O'Neill, Public Square Media Rikers Island is New York City’s largest jail. It has also been ranked as one of the ten worst jails in America. So, says journalist Bill Moyers, if you want to understand the country’s incarceration crisis, start at the island jail in New York’s East River – just across...