Narrator: Tamika Graham

Interview Date: 5/8/2020

Partner Organization: LVN Community Conversation 1

Interviewer: Yule Adams

Tags: Close Rikers, reparations, impact on communities, personal history of incarceration, covid at Rikers, insufficient health services, prison facilities, poor living conditions, overcrowding, detainees’ neglect, psychological impact of incarceration, impact on communities, NYC policies, Correction officers, physical impact of incarceration, Rikers culture, network of support, social interactions in prison, coping mechanisms, officers’ abuse, visitation process, violence in prison, anxiety / stress, violence normalization, re-entry, re-incarceration, impact on outside relationships, police abuse, housing after Rikers, Rikers Island, Incarceration, Prison abolition, New York City, Oral history, Rikers Public Memory Project, RPMP

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