Narrator: Jessica Vargas

Interview Date: 1/22/20

Partner Organization: College & Community Fellowship

Interviewer: Anna Van Dine

Tags: youth incarceration, young people incarcerated with adults, detainees’ neglect, anxiety/stress, close Rikers, social interactions in prison, working in Rikers while incarcerated, officers’ abuse, insufficient health services, physical impact of incarceration, threats and fears, sexual assault, parole, personal history of incarceration, impact on outside relationships, coping mechanisms, correction officers, detainees’ exploitation, psychological impact of incarceration, officers’ accountability, visitation process, re-entry, close Rikers, reparations, Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP

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