Carmelo Anthony Visits Rikers Island

Carmelo Anthony Visits Rikers Island

New York Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony recently paid a visit to the city’s notorious Rikers Island prison facility to meet with a group of young prisoners.

“I thought that the young prisoners would have more of a chance to make their situations better once they got home again,” Melo said of his choice to meet with young prisoners. “I hope by visiting and talking with them, I might play a small part in helping them have a better situation when they’re out.”

Melo sat with the inmates and answered questions, while trying to inspire them to do something with their lives.

“I’m not sure what I expected. I knew it wasn’t going to be pleasant. And, it wasn’t. At all. It was extremely disturbing,” he said of the experience.

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