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Demand Action at the Holding Center

August 5, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Come on out tomorrow!! It is past time for change in that sick building with criminal maltreatment and death the result of Erie County Sheriff’s Office policies and practices.Join us outside the Erie County Holding Center at 121 W Eagle Street, in downtown Buffalo, as we rally with our partners from SURJ and Black Love Resists in the Rust to show outrage about the lack of acknowledgement from our county officials about two deaths in one week at the Erie County Holding Center. We demand action.

The two men, Connell Burrell and Joseph E. Bialaszewski, join a heartbreaking list of people whose lives ended incarcerated by the Sheriffs Department.

Let us not forget that at least 26 individuals have died in the Erie County jails under the watch of Sheriff Tim Howard and the 2016 death of India Cummings in the Holding Center has been ruled a homicide by the Medical Review Board of the state Commission of Correction.


August 5, 2019
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm