Protesters Call For Reform At 'Resist Rikers Rally'Despite a recent change by the city that no longer allows solitary confinement for juveniles, Funkhouser and other activists believe no youths should be jailed at Rikers and that the practice should be banned for all inmates.
Occupy Wall Street Activist Cecily McMillan Acquitted Of Obstructing PoliceAfter being convicted of assaulting a police officer, an Occupy Wall Street protester who became a rallying point for activists was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police.
Cecily McMillan, Occupy Wall Street Activist, Exits Rikers Island Fighting For Prisoner RightsAn Occupy Wall Street activist convicted of one of the few felonies coming out of the protests and released from prison Wednesday said she is even more committed to activism after serving 58 days.
Occupy Wall Street Activist Gets 90 Days In Jail For Assaulting OfficerCecily McMillan, who insisted she was innocent, had faced as much as seven years in prison. She apologized in court for injuring the officer but said it was an accident.