Exiger Members of Rikers Island Independent Monitoring Team Release Third Report
We are proud to recognize Exiger’s own Anna E. Friedberg (Deputy Monitor), Christina B. Vanderveer (Associate Deputy Monitor), Dennis Gonzalez and Simone Lee for releasing the third report of the court-appointed Nunez Independent Monitor, whose mandate is to advance the reforms of the NYC Jails, including Rikers Island, following a lawsuit, Nunez v. City of New York, challenging the unconstitutional use of excessive force against inmates. “As stated in the report, the Department committed significant resources and conducted a considerable amount of work in this Monitoring Period, but the Department’s greatest challenges lie ahead. Properly implementing the reforms necessitates Staff learning the skills needed to change the way they interact with Inmates, and then holding Staff accountable for demonstrating the new skills." said Ms. Friedberg.
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