Rikers Island: Trash Paradise



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Works Consulted for this video:

Environmental resource:

https://grist.org/justice/a-sinking-jail-the-environmental-disaster-that-is-rikers-island/

Timeline and synopsis resource:

https://www.milrose.com/insights/the-history-of-rikers-island-in-new-york-city

Local News:

https://nypost.com/2017/04/04/how-rikers-island-became-the-hellhole-it-is-today/

Rikers Island- American Civil War:

http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/cw_units/html/cw_rikers1.html

Rikers Island- The Draft:

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/draft-riots#:~:text=The%20New%20York%20Draft%20Riots%20occurred%20in%20July%201863%2C%20when,destructive%20rioting%20in%20U.S.%20history.

History of a landfill:

http://www.correctionhistory.org/html/chronicl/nycdoc/1920s-Rikers-landfill-photos/1920s-rikers-landfill-scenes-starter.html#:~:text=%22By%201924%2C%20all%20barge%2D,Queens%20to%20build%20LaGuardia%20Airport.

New York Times- On inmate isolation: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/22/nyregion/inmate-solitary-young-nyc.html

Psychology Today- Solitary Confinement and the brain:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/brain-chemistry/201902/the-effects-solitary-confinement-the-brain

Strip Searches:

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/05/nyregion/05strip.html?_r=0

Kidnapped Slaves:

https://archive.org/stream/reportofcommitte00unio#page/38/mode/2up

Rikers Island Closing:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/nyregion/rikers-island-closing-vote.html
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