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New York Department of Corrections

Connecting the Dots: The Entire Criminal Justice System Is in Need of an Overhaul

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 10.21.2014 | Crime
Brooklyn Defender Services

We must use our consciousness of these egregious abuses to consider an overhaul of the criminal justice system at large. We must amend our discovery laws, add an expungement option, make exceptions to mandatory minimums and change our philosophy on pre-trial detention.

Daniel St. Hubert and Why the Criminal-Justice System Needs More Mental-Health Oversight

Adam Banner | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

Can we force medication after an inmate's release without infringing on the person's right to refuse treatment? Should we make forced medication a condition of parole? If so, how do mental-health departments and corrections departments handle the logistics of ensuring that a parolee or released convict is getting the treatment and/or medication that he or she needs?

Snail-Paced Reforms at City Jails Are Unacceptable

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

A recent NYC Board of Corrections (BOC) meeting disclosed a troubling state of affairs at the city jails. Violence between prisoners, guards and medical staff is on the rise and the department's use of solitary confinement and punitive segregation remain sticky subjects.

Family Of 'Millionaire Madam' Starts Website To Raise Her Bail

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

The family of accused "millionaire madam" Anna Gristina have taken to the web to raise funds for her $2 million bail and to bring her home in time for...

Bus Full Of Prisoners Overturns

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

A New York City Department of Corrections carrying 16 prisoners flipped onto its side Wednesday morning. The bus-- transporting the prisoners back to ...

Cuomo Announces Prison Closures

Posted 08.31.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will close seven state prisons, camps and work release facilities to save money in a tight New York budget and because of th...