This event is a celebration of the launch of No New Jails’ second zine. We will be hosting lettering writing to correspond and send the new zine to our folks inside. Folks with incarcerated loved ones are more than welcome to join us and write to anyone, regardless of their or your affiliation with NNJ.
No New Jails NYC is a multiracial, intergenerational network of residents, community members, and activists fighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s jail expansion plan. We are calling for the immediate closure of Rikers without building new jails. Instead of spending billions on more jails, we are calling for massive investment to address the needs of communities targeted by criminalization. Ultimately, we are organizing towards a safer NYC free of confinement and surveillance and filled with opportunities for all people to thrive.