NYC FIGHT NIGHT

Do New Yorkers approve that taxpayers are funding a reoccurring prisoner #FightNight on Rikers Island? We're investigating.

Fight Night is a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship and offered on a pay-per-view.

The dead of Rikers Island. 15 prisoners died there in 2021. Here are their stories.  https://nymag.com/intelligencer/article/rikers-inmates-died-2021.html&n…;

A New York judge found conditions inside the Rikers Island jail so deplorable she ordered a pretrial detainee released after a video showed a “fight night” organized by jail staff. https://reason.com/2021/12/28/video-of-fight-night-at-rikers-jail-leads…

Rikers Island officials have failed for decades, through one mayoral administration after another, to fix the dangerous practices and conditions inside the jail. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/nyregion/rikers-island-correction-of…

Newly-revealed video from inside the Rikers Island jail in New York City shows prisoners forced to participate in a “fight night” while guards stood by and watched without intervening or reporting the violence and gang activity to jail officials.

A Look Inside Rikers: ‘Fight Night’ and Gang Rule, Captured on Videos obtained by The New York Times reveal scenes of violence as the Department of Correction struggles to restore order in the jail system. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/12/nyregion/rikers-jail-videos.html

This is Rikers. From the people who live and work there. https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/06/28/this-is-rikers?utm_medium…