Op-Eds

 

2019

Tyler Nims and Dan Gallagher, “Now is the time to close the Rikers jails,” The Architect’s Newspaper, August 12, 2019.

Council Member Costa Constantinides and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, “What to build next on Rikers: Make it a hub for renewable energy,” New York Daily News, July 13, 2019.

Greg Berman and Hon. Jonathan Lipmman, “The Next Battleground in the Fight to Close the Rikers Island Jails,” Gotham Gazette, May 21, 2019.

Michael P. Jacobson, Vincent Schiraldi, and Vanda Seward, “The travesty of parole in New York,” Crain’s New York, May 2, 2019.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Hon. Jonathan Lippman, “We Must Seize Today’s Path to Actually Closing Rikers; It May Not Be Here Tomorrow,” Gotham Gazette, April 22, 2019.

DA David Soares, Hon. Jonathan Lippman, and Vincent Schiraldi, “Commentary: Supporting parole reform,” Times Union, April 20, 2019.

Greg Berman, “Why We Need to Rethink Misdemeanor Justice,” Governing, March 12, 2019.

Hon. Jonathan Lippman and Tyler Nims, “A Critical Crossroad In The Campaign To Close Rikers,” Law360, March 3, 2019.

Colvin Grannum, “Cash bail strips wealth from low-income communities,” New York Amsterdam News, February 21, 2019.

Hon. Jonathan Lippman and Vincent Schiraldi,“ Lock the parole-prison revolving door: Rethink a system that's sending far too many people away for minor violations,” New York Daily News, February 10, 2019.

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, “ Give judges more leeway to use incarceration alternatives for violent criminals,” USA Today, January 24, 2019.

 
 

2018

Richard M. Aborn, “Closing Rikers will make the city safer,” Crain’s New York, September 26, 2018.

Tyler U. Nims, "We can close Rikers,” Queens Chronicle, September 20, 2018.

Ana L. Oliveira, “OP-ED: Making the case for community justice,” Downtown Express, August 22, 2018.

Stanley Richards, “Opinion: Creating a More Just New York City,” Welcome 2 The Bronx, August 17, 2018.

Greg Berman, “Voice of the People: Readers sound off on Shelly Silver, Rikers and pets,” New York Daily News, July 25, 2018

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, “Ex-New York Chief Judge: It's time to end cash bail,Fox News, July 13, 2018.

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "The Unintended Consequences of prosecuting low-level crimes,"  Amsterdam News, February 22, 2018.

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "Close Rikers sooner by reforming parole,"  City & State, February 5, 2018.

 

2017

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "Voice of the People: Close Rikers & Open New Jails," The New York Daily News, December 22, 2017.  

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "Our cash bail system isn't working. We can fix it.The Washington Post, November 28, 2017. 

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "It's Time for Action in Rikers,AMNY, October 26, 2017. 

Richard Aborn, "Ten years to close Rikers Island? Here's how to cut that in half," Crain's New York, June 12, 2017. 

Ana Oliveira and Alison Wilkey, "Women in Rikers: Why Gender Matters When We Talk About Reform," City & State, May 15, 2017. 

Hon. Jonathan Lippman and Greg Berman, " An urgent checklist for closing Rikers,New York Daily News, May 11, 2017. 

Darren Walker, "Lessons from Rikers Island,The Atlantic, May 9, 2017. 

Hon. Jonathan Lippman and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, "Closing Rikers Island Is a Moral Imperative,The New York Times,  March 31, 2017.

 

2016

Hon. Jonathan Lippman, "Creating a more just NYC," Amsterdam News, November 17, 2016.