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Prison reform

Gregory Mingo served nearly four decades behind bars for crimes he said he did not commit, before receiving a rare commutation.
After one inmate's death at the Essex County Correctional Facility and the vicious beating of another, officials vow a review of operations.
Nearly six months after a damning government report about abusive conditions at the state’s women’s prison, Governor Phil Murphy hasn’t nominated a corrections commissioner or selected a prison ombudsperson.
“Today is about protecting human life, the lives of the people who are incarcerated as well as correctional officers,” Hochul said.
Local residents in the town of Attica don't mind the stigma of the prison uprising that took place here 50 years ago, but they remain clear-eyed about what really happened.
How Black Muslims led the prison rights movement.
The warning was one plank of the mayor’s new five point plan to address ongoing chaos at Rikers Island, which has seen a spike in self-harm and violence.
The fifth demand of the Attica manifesto was that prisoners “cannot be compelled to work.”
State lawmakers visited Rikers Island on Monday, calling on Mayor de Blasio and Governor Hochul to enact reforms.
"The HALT Solitary Confinement Act will put an end to the use of long-term solitary confinement in our state, a practice that has perpetuated violence and caused irreparable harm."
"The resilience of the community has been amazing."
'The worst part was watching Valerie do everything possible in the past 40 years to prove that she was changed and worthy of release only to die in shackles.'
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