The New York Civil Liberties Union submitted an amicus brief in support of federal receivership at Rikers Island. In the brief, the NYCLU argues that receivership is consistent with the ultimate goal of permanently closing Rikers Island. The brief argues further that following decades of secrecy from City officials about the constitutional violations at the facility, the court must ensure that the receiver is transparent and responsive to the public regarding its activities and data collection.


Molly K. Biklen, Christopher Dunn

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December 1, 2023


United States District Court Southern District of New York

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