Prison is the family business in ‘Mayor of Kingstown’

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New York Daily News

Dianne Wiest’s new TV series is not just another role for her. “Mayor of Kingstown,” which premiered Sunday on Paramount+, tackles the subject of incarceration in America, something near and dear to the actress’ heart for a long time. Just last month, Wiest was at a rally outside Rikers Island, joining the growing protests against the deteriorating conditions inside the New York City jail. It was the culmination of years of prison justice activism, working with groups like the California Coalition of Women’s Prisoners and Survived and Punished, a grassroots prison abolition organization that w…

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