May 11, 2017
Categories: Justice Reform
By Tom Hays
NEW YORK — Neftali Thomas Diaz swears he’s done with Rikers Island.
After being locked up twice at the notorious New York City jail for stealing a credit card and violating parole, Diaz entered a private jobs program. Once he’s back on his feet with a paycheck, Diaz says, “I know I’m not ever going back there — ever.”
In this Thursday, April 20, 2017 photo, Neftali Thomas Diaz, left, talks with his case manager, David Rodriguez, at The Fortune Society in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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