Narrator: Ivelisse Gilestra

Interview Date: 7/28/20

Partner Organization: Planned Interviews

Interviewer: Carlin Zia

Tags: visitation process, impact on communities, officers’ abuse, officers’ accountability, NYC policies, violence in prison, sexual assault, emotional impact of visitation, impact on outside relationships, Rikers history, reparations, Close Rikers, violence normalization, coping mechanisms, lack of resources/services, psychological impact of incarceration, personal history of incarceration, anxiety/stress, Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP

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