Rikers Island Has Made Us All Prisoners

New York City’s infamous jail on Rikers Island is one of the most brutal institutions of incarceration in America. Its conditions are the product not just of “tough-on-crime” policies but also of the best intentions of liberal criminal-justice reformers.

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  • Winter 2022

The Left in Purgatory


Jacobin is a leading voice of the American left, offering socialist perspectives on politics, economics, and culture.

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Last year, the Teamsters attempted and failed to unionize Amazon in Alberta, Canada. A reporter working for Jacobin and Ricochet went undercover at an Amazon warehouse for almost five months and witnessed firsthand the challenges put to the Teamsters’ union drive.