GOSO Supports City’s Plans to #CLOSErikers

After 58 NYC-based organizations convened this week at City Hall calling for immediate action on the Mayor’s plans to close Rikers Island, Mark L. Goldsmith, Co-Founder and President of GOSO, was quoted in a press release by the official #CLOSErikers campaign.

“We commend Mayor de Blasio’s and Council Speaker Mark-Viverito’s rigorous work on Judge Jonathan Lippman’s commission, and their commitment to close Rikers Island,” said Mark Goldsmith, Co-Founder and President of Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO). “We strongly advocate that the facilities be closed as soon as possible, and will continue to fight for broad criminal justice reform that addresses the policies that disproportionately impact our most vulnerable and marginalized citizens. Until then, we will continue working every day, in the jails, courts, and our communities, to reduce recidivism and assist justice-involved young men achieve their personal and professional goals.”

Read the entire press release here: https://www.closerikers.org/media/press/closerikers-campaign-holds-major-rally-to-demand-city-move-forward-immediately-with-clear-plans-to-close-rikers-island/