About Us

No New Jails NYC is a multiracial, intergenerational network of residents, community members, and activists fighting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s jail expansion plan. We are calling for the immediate closure of Rikers without building new jails. Instead of spending billions on more jails, we are calling for massive investment to address the needs of communities targeted by criminalization. Ultimately, we are organizing towards a safer NYC free of confinement and surveillance and filled with opportunities for all people to thrive.


Contact nonewjails.ny@gmail.com