Check Out The Award-Winning Documentary "Rikers: An American Jail"

Rikers: An American Jail is an award-winning, full-length documentary from filmmaker Bill Moyers that focuses on former detainees of Rikers Island recounting their experiences while imprisoned there. Out of these testimonials comes a searing account of the deep-seated culture of systemic violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious NYC jail for decades add a powerful authentic voice to investigative journalism that has reported on violence and abuses at the jail.

You can watch the full 56-minute documentary on PBS.

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Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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