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George covers Brooklyn for THE CITY with a focus on criminal justice and housing. He previously worked for WNYC and Gothamist, and has published stories with NPR, ProPublica, Esquire, and The Intercept among other outlets.

George Joseph

Three years after the death of Layleen Polanco in solitary confinement, a new report documents systemic failures that have left most people misclassified, starting with the cops and courts.


Advocates say New York law currently coerces many parents into surrendering their parental rights, disproportionately hurting Black and Latina mothers.


Malcolm Boatwright, 28, died this morning after being transported to Bellevue Hospital, according to corrections authorities.


Previously, city rules forced the agency to wait until receiving a formal complaint before launching an investigation.


Detainees held in the city’s troubled jail system have continued to miss medical appointments as hundreds of jail guards call out sick or miss work.


The announcement follows a year-long Gothamist/WNYC series investigating allegations of police corruption and brutality in the small, majority-Black Westchester County city.


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