Mass incarceration

This Saturday is your last chance to participate in Bring Down The Walls, a project aimed at turning an "unconventional lens on the prison industrial complex" with discussions and dancing.
A new report by the Mayor's Office outlines the "long and difficult path" to closing the jail complex.
Judges and elected officials have been urging an overhaul of the state's bail system for years, but change has been slow to come.
An advocate said that, with a few differences, it's still possible for there to be a repeat of Kalief Browder's tragic three years in jail on false charges.
Thanks to pressure from conservatives, 16- and 17-year-olds accused of felonies would still end up in criminal court.
The grim jail on the water would be replaced with smaller facilities in each of the boroughs.
The change is set to go into effect in 2018.
"Black gang members from Teaneck commit burglaries in Wyckoff. That’s why we check out suspicious black people in white neighborhoods."
He is creating a "clemency project" to find more people to pardon or have their sentences shortened.
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