Inside City Hall – Councilwoman Shahana Hanif joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” on Tuesday to talk about some of her legislative priorities. She weighed in on President Joe Biden’s planned visit to the city later this week, saying that she would like him to tour Rikers Island to witness first-hand the deplorable conditions inside the jail complex.
Daily News – “Councilwoman Shahana Hanif (D-Brooklyn) said she spoke with a young man who had been awaiting trial for three years since he was 17. ‘It was gut-wrenching,” she said. ‘People are losing years of their lives at this jail. Programming has been shuttered’ [Read More Here].”
City + State – “Council Member Hanif, also from Brooklyn, appeared shaken while speaking about the conditions she witnessed. ‘I’m still decompressing yesterday’s visit,” she said. ‘It’s important to remember that most people on Rikers are still awaiting trial. They haven’t been convicted of anything’ [Read More Here].”