Rally at City Hall pays respects to those who died in prison system since 2021

City leaders, community advocates and New Yorkers came together on City Hall Steps Tuesday to pay respects and honor the 20 people who have died while in custody of the city’s Department of Correction since 2021.
While the event was centered around paying respects to those that have been lost, organizers are also calling for the city to address conditions at Rikers Island.
The city’s Department of Correction says they are focused on creating a safer and more humane environment to their staff and everyone in custody.