Correcting Corrections – Glenn Martin on #CloseRikers

In recent years the movement to shut down the Rikers Island correctional facility in New York City has gained significant momentum. The Rikers jail complex has a notorious reputation for violence, abuse and corruption. But thanks largely to the efforts of criminal justice advocates, Rikers is now on the road to permanent closure. One of those advocates, Glenn Martin, the president and founder of JustLeadershipUSA, joins the Slant podcast to discuss the timeline for closing the island, Mayor de Blasio’s responsibility on criminal justice reform and what he wants to see from New York City’s next correction commissioner.