Kalief Browder

Now that New York has ceased charging 16-and 17-year-olds as adults, North Carolina remains the only state in the U.S. that continues to do so.

The Kalief Browder story is one of the saddest cases of injustice within the police system and an unfortunate end to a young life gone far too soon. Many have watched this terrible story unfold by watching the Spike documentary about his life and its sad end, however that still hasn’t stopped others from being […]

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that the dilapidated and notorious Rikers Island jail complex will close, with the process taking up to 10 years.

New York City's mayor ignores prison reform activists and plans renovation of controversial prison complex.

Glenn Martin, a former Rikers inmate and advocate for criminal justice reform, has continually made the effort to have Rikers Island closed.

The documentary dives into the fundamentally broken parts of the criminal justice system and personifies it with Browder's story.

Plus, the new face of Mr. Clean is African-American and Jay Z believes that Rikers Island prison should be shut down.

His death is on our hands. It was fully and completely preventable. It happened on our watch. We are all responsible. End of story. It’s not a conservative or liberal thing. It’s not a Republican or Democrat thing. It’s a New York thing. It’s an American thing. And this morning, I’m asking all of you […]

rapper and business.man., Shawn “Jay Z” Carter dropped the harrowing and deeply disturbing trailer for Time: The Kalief Browder Story on Facebook, an six-part series on the life and troubling death of a young Bronx man who committed suicide after spending three traumatic years on Rikers Island, New York City’s most notorious jail.

On any given day, there are many sad stories about young black men receiving prison sentences that they didn’t deserve and the horrifying conditions of the prisons where they are relegated to serve out their sentences. The saddest instance of this issue in recent memory, centers on the case of Bronx, New York teenager Kalief […]