Radicalized on Rikers

The drumbeat to close Rikers Island jail has reached a deafening pitch, and for the first time, New York City has a plan in place to do it. The lead author of the report detailing Rikers Island’s closure, former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman is with us today, along with Greg Berman, director of the Center for Court Innovation, who also worked on the report. They tell us about becoming radicalized on shutting down Rikers Island and their relentless push in support of a plan that’s already facing tough opposition from NIMBYers, corrections officials and politicians.