Title: Orlando Irizarry, Covid Experience at Rikers

Collection: Covid at Rikers

Theme: Covid in Confinement

Summary: Orlando Irizarry was incarcerated at Rikers Island when COVID-19 first hit the facility in 2020. We captured his story as part of our oral history program. He describes how his severe anxiety about surviving the virus and surviving Rikers made him wonder if he would make it out alive. (video made with @headlinervideo)

Narrator: Orlando Irizarry

Creator: Annie Anderson

Producer: Regina Campbell

Date Created: April 21, 2021

Full interviews can be accessed here.