The first documentary to focus on people formerly detained in NYC's Rikers Island Jail.


  • Rikers

    People formerly detained at New York City's notorious jail reveal what they experienced.
  • Rikers: A Conversation

    A discussion of the film RIKERS, the future of the jail complex, and planned reforms.

About Rikers

This film from Bill Moyers is the first documentary to focus exclusively on people formerly detained in New York City's notorious Rikers Island Jail and give them the opportunity to tell their compelling stories, direct to camera. The film captures their vivid memories, revealing the violent arc of the Rikers experience. It is a true portrait of the upside down reality that is Rikers.