Media Coverage – RIKERS – A Documentary Film
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Media Coverage

After being broadcast on PBS stations in May, 2017, RIKERS: AN AMERICAN JAIL is now streaming at RIKERSfilm.org. Hundreds of organizations are now hosting screening events. If you would like to plan a group screening, request a free DVD by contacting Colby Kelly at kellyc@publicsquaremedia.org.

The film, originally titled RIKERS, premiered at the DOC NYC Film Festival in New York City and on Thirteen/WNET in November, 2016.

John Jay College

Bill Moyers Speech at Justice Trailblazer Award

Bill Moyers was selected as the 2018 Justice Media Trailblazer, an award given annually by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and The Crime Report to honor individuals in the media or media-related fields who have advanced national understanding on the 21st-century challenges of criminal justice.

The Crime Report

Justice Reform Subverted by Politics, says Bill Moyers

Political “ambition” and rhetoric have subverted efforts to reform America’s criminal justice system, Bill Moyers tells The Crime Report in this interview.

THE ATLANTIC

Lessons From Rikers Island

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker on how Rikers Island is a microcosm of everything wrong with America’s criminal justice system.

METROFOCUS

On Closing Rikers

Rafael Pi Roman interviews Bill Moyers, Judge J. Lippman and former detainee Cadeem Gibbs.

THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW on WNYC

How We Treat Our Incarcerated

Brian Lehrer interviews Bill Moyers and Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy

DEMOCRACY NOW

Amy Goodman interviews RIKERS filmmaker Marc Levin

Voices from NYC’s Most Notorious Jail: Former Prisoners Speak Out About Abuse at Rikers Island