Cecily McMillan Recounts Her 57 Days In Rikers

Sep 14, 2016

Atlanta activist Cecily McMillan is only 27 years old, but she's experienced things that most of us won’t ever face. In 2014, McMillan was convicted for assaulting a police officer during an Occupy Wall Street protest, and she served three months behind bars at Rikers Island in New York. She made numerous accusations while incarcerated about abuse and prisoner neglect.

We speak with her about her new memoir, "The Emancipation of Cecily McMillan," which chronicles her time at Rikers Island.