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Cecily McMillan Speaks Out In Defense of Rikers’ Correction Officers

One might naturally assume that the former Occupy Protester and prison reform advocate Cecily McMillan–who was released from Rikers on July 2nd following 58 days in jail for elbowing a police officer during the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2012– would support the Times’ claims unconditionally. And so it was no surprise when she responded Wednesday by penning “What I Saw on Rikers Island,” an opinion piece for the Times corroborating some of the paper’s prior claims.

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