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Old 11-22-2011, 06:03 PM
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Hi all,

My name is Natalie and I'm a photographer/journalist interested in telling the stories of people with loved ones on Rikers Island. I became interested in this topic through having someone I cared about on the Island myself, and want very much to hear your thoughts on the conditions of the facilities, the difficulty of transportation and rules around visiting, and your personal experience. If anyone here would be willing to talk, meet, or be photographed for this project, please send me a PM. I deeply appreciate any input you might have, and will absolutely respect your privacy.

Thanks so much and good luck to all of you!

Natalie
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Advisory for PTO Members Regarding Requests from Journalists & Members of the Media, and Students/Researchers:

PTO welcomes journalists and/or members of the media to learn and educate themselves about prisons, prisoners, and their loved ones, as well as students and researchers doing research on these subjects.

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Hi , My name is Valerie I'm french and I live in France, my bf is american and in rikers island , I used to come every 3 months to visit him and our love story is very special because we met each other 25 years ago in NY and I found him on facebook... It's a long but very beautiful love story we even said we should write a book about it so if you're interesting about our story it will be a pleasure for me
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I have plenty of rikers island stories. message me and I'll give you something to write about. I have been going there since the late 80s until the early 2000s as an inmate. I have been housed in the old HDM, C74, C95, Beacon, C73 and lastly C76. Many many stories to be told.
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My Brother is currently on Rikers Island and he is willing to interview with you about his conviction and the Bullshit that still continues Daily Within .
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My Brother is currently on Rikers Island and he is willing to interview with you about his conviction and the Bullshit that still continues Daily Within .
Hon, this thread is 8 years old.
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