VIDEO: Kandra Clark for Trinity Church - How we Can Help Close Rikers Island, For Good

Rikers Island should have never existed. Its closure is decades overdue. In this video from Trinity Church-Wall Street, Kandra Clark, Associate Vice President of Strategy with Exodus Transitional Community joins faith leaders, community advocates and more to reiterate the critical nature of replacing Rikers with community-based facilities designed on the principles of humanity, normalcy, dignity, identity, and responsibility.

Be on the right side of history, learn the facts, and don’t allow the status quo to remain.

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Julio Medina
Alejo Rodriguez for Cuny Law Review - Exploring the Unjust Practices of the NYS Parole Board

CUNY Law Review, a publication devoted to producing public interest scholarship, engaging with the public interest bar, and fostering student excellence in writing, legal analysis, and research has published a scholarly article by Alejo Rodriguez, Exodus Transitional Community’s Community Liaison & Assistant Program Developer.

Alejo shares his personal journey of discovery and the ways federal policies enable New York State’s biased parole practices against people serving parole-eligible life sentences.

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Julio Medina
Kandra Clark appointed to the Task Force on Issues Faced by TGNCBI People in Custody

New York – On October 1st, the Board of Correction (BOC), the independent oversight agency for the New York City jail system, announced the creation of its Task Force on Issues Faced by Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary, and/or Intersex People in Custody, and appointed Kandra Clark to join the Task Force.

The TGNCBI consists of leading experts, including experts by lived experience, from City government and the community. Task force members will explore and make recommendations on a spectrum of issues, including medical and mental health treatment in jail and continuity of care upon release; culture change opportunities such as training and gender-affirming practices; targeted programming and resources for TGNCNBI people in jail; and the Department of Correction (DOC)’s intake and housing process.

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Julio Medina