Freed from a double-life sentence, a long-imprisoned New Yorker urges Albany to find relief for others
Gregory Mingo served nearly four decades behind bars for crimes he said he did not commit, before receiving a rare commutation.
May 19, 11:30 AM
Violence And The Death Of One Inmate At Newark’s Jail Reflects A National Problem
After one inmate's death at the Essex County Correctional Facility and the vicious beating of another, officials vow a review of operations.
Dec 9, 2021 1:00 AM
Troubled New Jersey Prison System Lacks Permanent Leader — And Key Watchdog
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.
Nov 27, 2021 12:00 AM
Amidst Crisis At Rikers Island, Governor Hochul Signs The “Less Is More Act”
“Today is about protecting human life, the lives of the people who are incarcerated as well as correctional officers,” Hochul said.
Sep 17, 2021 11:40 AM
Attica: A Small Town With A Big Prison And A Bloody History
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.
Sep 15, 2021 1:41 PM
Looking Back At Attica: Prisoners' Right To "True Religious Freedom"
How Black Muslims led the prison rights movement.
Sep 14, 2021 4:00 PM
With Rikers In Crisis, De Blasio Threatens Suspensions For AWOL Corrections Officers
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.
Sep 14, 2021 1:11 PM
50 Years After Attica, Activists Are Still Fighting To End Coerced Prison Labor
The fifth demand of the Attica manifesto was that prisoners “cannot be compelled to work.”
Sep 14, 2021 11:18 AM
“We Need Action”: Elected Officials Tour Rikers Island Demanding Decarceration
State lawmakers visited Rikers Island on Monday, calling on Mayor de Blasio and Governor Hochul to enact reforms.
Sep 13, 2021 6:05 PM
Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Long-Term Solitary Confinement In NY
"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."
Apr 1, 2021 3:20 PM
Fire That Destroyed East Village Church Also Displaced 22 Women From Shelter Next Door
"The resilience of the community has been amazing."
Dec 6, 2020 1:14 PM
Death Of NY's Longest-Serving Female Prisoner Intensifies Calls For 'Elder Parole'
'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.'
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 2:26 PM
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