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New York Prison System

Governor Cuomo, It's Time to Raise the Age

Letitia James | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics
Letitia James

Governor Cuomo should continue to make strides in criminal justice reform by putting an end to an injustice that sets us apart from nearly every other state in the nation.

NY Still Sending Mentally Ill People Into Solitary Confinement

ProPublica | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

By Christie Thompson, ProPublica. This story was co-produced with WNYC. When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in Nov...

Rikers Island -- Last Stop on the New York City School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 04.04.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

The size of the prison system in the United States is horrific. Equally horrific are its rapid growth and the direct and indirect costs.

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...

New York's Inmate Population Lowest In 24 Years | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fewer inmates are behind bars in New York on any given day than at any time in the past 24 years, and the number admitted to the city's jail system ha...

Rockefeller Drug Laws and Judicial/Prosecutorial Power Struggle

Emily Jane Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Jane Goodman

Under existing law, despite the public perception of powerful judges, it is the state, through its prosecutors, and not its judges, that calls the shots on judgment day.