Students Demand CUNY Divest from Prison Industrial Complex

HUNTER COLLEGE–Anyone who has sat at a desk at Hunter College or disinfected their hands with sanitizer from New York State Clean has unknowingly benefited from the forced labor of someone who has been stolen from our society, said Diana Kennedy, a Hunter student advocate and co-creator of CUNY for Abolition and Safety.

Late on Wednesday morning, 99 people joined the virtual press conference held via Zoom by CAS and the Release Aging People in Prison Campaign to demand CUNY divest from the prison industrial complex and that Cuomo release elders from prison.