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New York Prisons

State Promised Help For Mentally Ill Inmates, But Still Sticks Many In Solitary

www.WNYC.org | Posted 08.15.2013 | New York

When Amir Hall entered New York state prison for a parole violation in November 2009, he came with a long list of psychological problems. Hall arrived...

Katherine Bindley

Inside The Extreme Isolation Cells Of New York Prisons: NYCLU's Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.04.2012 | New York

For 23 hours a day over the course of four months, a 21-year-old inmate at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y., shared an isolation cell the...

Goldman Sachs Is Investing In Rikers Island

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a city jail program that will produce profits for the investment firm if recidivism r...

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 ...

Close Infamous Sing Sing, Make State Some Money, Pols Say

AP | Posted 06.06.2011 | New York

OSSINING, N.Y. — Some NY politicians have no love for the infamous Sing Sing prison and suggest Gov. Andrew Cuomo close it to save money. Now a...