Stanley Richards, former Rikers inmate, named to NYC jail leadership


NEW YORK – Stanley Richards lengthy confronted the label of “previously incarcerated individual.” 

For many years, he is additionally labored to assist others return dwelling from jails and prisons. He is served on an oversight board for New York Metropolis’s jail system, and the Obama administration named him a “champion of change.”

“None of us are the worst issues that we have ever executed,” Richards mentioned.

Richards is the primary individual on the senior workers of the town’s Division of Correction  who was previously incarcerated in its jails. As first deputy commissioner, Richards will oversee  applications and operations at an important time as the town strikes towards closing the Rikers Island.

In an interview with USA TODAY on Tuesday, Richards mentioned he was excited to get to work on participating each correction officers and the jail’s inhabitants. He sees all his work as a part of the bigger plan to shut Rikers.





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