Narrator: Marvin Mayfield

Interview Date: 1/29/20

Partner Organization: JLUSA

Interviewer: Elizabeth Speck

Tags: Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP, Getting arrested, Going to court, Intake, Personal history of incarceration, Overcrowding, Medical evaluations at Rikers, First impressions, Violence in prison, Prison facilities, Coping mechanisms, Defense mechanisms, Officers’ abuse, Detainees exploitation, Solitary confinement, Re-incarceration, Last-day, Visitation Process, Impact on outside relationships, Re-entry, Poor living conditions, Psychological impact of incarceration, NYC Policies, Going to court, Sexual assault, Anxiety / Stress, Close Rikers

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