Title: Dwayne Gardner, Covid Experience at Rikers

Collection: Covid at Rikers

Theme: Covid in Confinement

Summary: Dwayne Gardner was incarcerated at Rikers Island when COVID-19 first hit the facility in 2020. We captured his story as part of our oral history program. He describes how the jail was woefully unprepared to deal with the virus, causing widespread chaos and misinformation. (video made with @headlinervideo)

Narrator: Dwayne Gardner

Creator: Annie Anderson

Producer: Regina Campbell

Date Created: April 23, 2021

Full interviews can be accessed here.