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

NEW YORK – Stanley Richards extended confronted the label of “formerly incarcerated human being.”  For a

NEW YORK – Stanley Richards extended confronted the label of “formerly incarcerated human being.” 

For a long time, he’s also worked to support other folks return household from jails and prisons. He is served on an oversight board for New York City’s jail process, and the Obama administration named him a “winner of adjust.”

“None of us are the worst things that we’ve ever accomplished,” Richards stated.

Richards is the initial human being on the senior staff members of the city’s Division of Correction  who was previously incarcerated in its jails. As to start with deputy commissioner, Richards will oversee  programs and functions at a crucial time as the town moves towards closing the Rikers Island.

In an job interview with United states of america These days on Tuesday, Richards claimed he was psyched to get to work on partaking the two correction officers and the jail’s inhabitants. He sees all his do the job as portion of the bigger plan to near Rikers.