Narrator: Harvey Murphy

Interview Date: 10/17/18

Partner Organization: Brooklyn Central Public Library 

Interviewer: Darlene Jackson

Tags: Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP, Intake, First impressions, Violence in prison, Overcrowding, Prison facilities, Poor living conditions, Correction officers, Youth incarceration, Violence normalization, Violence in prison, Coping mechanisms, Emotional impact of visitation, Parole, Re-entry, Incarceration rates, Close Rikers, Being released from Rikers

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