“All that jail did was made me an animal. I didn’t come in no animal. You know what I’m saying, I didn’t come in there with the intentions of causing bodily harm to anybody. You know, I was more or less trying to make sure I’m alright.” -Harvey Murphy
Title: I Didn’t Come in there an Animal
Collection: Digital Storytelling
Summary: Narrators discuss the violence on Rikers Island. The collection has numerous examples of violence that is both experienced and witnessed but also overall there is a feeling that Rikers does violence to everyone, in other words this is a pervasive sense within all of the themes.
Narrators: Harvey murphy, Davon Woodley, Cheryl Carrington, Gregory Pierce, Kandra Clark, Vidal Guzman, Elizabeth Harrison, Jessica Vargas
Creators: Joel Pacheco
Producer: Regina Campbell
Date Created: December 7, 2020
Full interviews for Harvey Murphy, Davon Woodley, Cheryl Carrington, Gregory Pierce, Kandra Clark, Vidal Guzman, Elizabeth Harrison, Jessica Vargas can be accessed here.