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Oct. 05, 2023

Hope and possibility; Rosh Hashanah on Rikers – opinion

The Jerusalem Post

This article first appeared in The Jerusalem Post on October 5, 2023. 

After celebrating every Rosh Hashanah until now with family or friends, this year I spent the first day of the two-day holiday at Rikers Island, one of the most notorious jails in our country.

Almost 90% of the incarcerated individuals there are in pretrial, and the jail is known for its horrendously inhumane treatment of people in custody. The jail complex has been harshly criticized for records of abuse and neglect, leading to high rates of suicide and killings.

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