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This Weekend: Fight Mass Incarceration And Dance All Night
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.
Updated: May 25, 2018 11:48 AM
NYC Will Spend Millions To Upgrade Rikers Before Closing It
A new report by the Mayor's Office outlines the "long and difficult path" to closing the jail complex.
Updated: Jun 22, 2017 6:10 PM
Half The People Awaiting Trial In NYC Jails Are There Because They Can't Afford Bail
Judges and elected officials have been urging an overhaul of the state's bail system for years, but change has been slow to come.
Updated: May 18, 2017 6:34 PM
'Loopholes' In The 'Raise The Age' Bill Still Leave Room To Condemn Teens, Critics Say
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.
Updated: Dec 15, 2017 12:24 PM
State Legislators Reach Deal To Keep Most Juvenile Offenders From Being Tried As Adults
Thanks to pressure from conservatives, 16- and 17-year-olds accused of felonies would still end up in criminal court.
Updated: Apr 5, 2017 1:07 PM
De Blasio Announces Plan To Close Rikers Island
The grim jail on the water would be replaced with smaller facilities in each of the boroughs.
Updated: Jun 13, 2018 3:14 PM
SUNY Will Stop Asking Applicants To Disclose Criminal Convictions
The change is set to go into effect in 2018.
Updated: Mar 26, 2018 12:03 PM
Weed Is Still As Scary A Drug As Heroin, According To The Feds
Updated: Aug 30, 2016 10:26 AM
NJ Police Chief Allegedly Authored Email In Defense Of Racial Profiling
"Black gang members from Teaneck commit burglaries in Wyckoff. That’s why we check out suspicious black people in white neighborhoods."
Updated: Mar 23, 2016 12:11 PM
Cuomo Springs 2 From Prison, Clears Criminal Records Of 2 More
He is creating a "clemency project" to find more people to pardon or have their sentences shortened.
Updated: Oct 22, 2015 3:44 PM
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