Narrator: DeWayne John Roe

Interview Date: 01/07/19

Partner Organization: 125th Street Library

Interviewer: Addie Alexander

Tags: Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP, First impressions, Personal history of Incarceration, Threats and fears, Correction Officers, Violence in prison, Working in Rikers while Incarcerated, Social interactions in prison, Going to court, Turtle squad, Police abuse, Poor living conditions, Physical impact of incarceration, Psychological impact of incarceration, Anxiety / Stress, NYC Policies, Parole, Housing after Rikers, Prison facilities, Overcrowding, Violence normalization, Insufficient health services, Medical evaluations at Rikers ,Officers’ abuse, Detainees exploitation, Rikers in the 90s, Impact on outside Relationships, Visitation Process, Emotional impact of Visitation, Close Rikers, Impact on communities, Reparations, Lack of resources/services, Rikers history, Last-day, Being released from Rikers

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