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Inside The Reopened Brooklyn House Of Detention (PHOTOS)

Posted 02.06.2012 | New York

After years of debate, a lawsuit, and another lawsuit, the Brooklyn House of Detention is slated to reopen next week. The facility closed in 2003 ...

A 'Captive Audience': Company Buys Up Ad Space In Upstate New York Jail

Posted 05.30.2011 | New York

In the continuing struggle to keep at least one advertisement in front of every American, all the time, the Erie County Holding Center, a jail in upst...

NYers Who Can't Afford Bail Spend Weeks Languishing In Jail: REPORT

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Thousands of New Yorkers arrested for misdemeanor offenses, like smoking marijuana in public, can end up spending weeks in jail because they can't aff...

Correction Officer Resigns Over Bar Mitzvah in Jail

New York Times | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A top Correction Department official who is suspected of approving a bar mitzvah at a New York City jail last year has submitted his resignation and t...

Rabbi Rigs TV To Stream Wedding In New York Jail

New York Post | Dan Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Manhattan prison chaplain rabbi under fire for organizing a bar mitzvah in the Tombs also had a TV satellite truck come to the lockup so that a Je...