July 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This week we are writing to Steven Espinal. After a fight with Rikers staff, four young men being held on Rikers Island were shipped upstate to Albany County Jail where they were systematically targeted in retaliation, abused by jail guards, and denied proper medical attention. We’ll be writing to Steven, who has been sentenced and is now serving seven years upstate in a maximum security prison. Next week will be his 20th birthday. Although two of the other young people are also still in cages, we want to be sensitive to their pending cases and not bring any heat on them, but we stand with them in their pain, strength and resistance to the brutal forces trying to extinguish them.
Steven Espinal, #19A1253
Wende Correctional Facility
3040 Wende Road
Alden, New York 14004