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Pope Francis' Special Message For Sing Sing Inmates

The New York Times | DAVID GONZALEZ | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

OSSINING, N.Y. — Inside a cool, rugged chapel of tan brick and brown benches, the Rev. Tom Ahearn read a passage about repentance from the Gospel of...

Graduation at Sing Sing State Prison

Peter J. Paris | Posted 08.27.2013 | Religion
Peter J. Paris

Every commencement ceremony is a congratulatory event that marks the end of an educational process en route to some particular career. But there is one graduation that is different from all others. It takes place annually at the Sing Sing maximum security prison in Ossining, New York.

NYS Prisons: Scrapheaps or Repair Shops?

Jim Luce | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Jim Luce

New York, N.Y. A staggering two million children have one or more parents incarcerated in the United States. New York State -- with the fifth highes...

Ted Conover: On Traveling and Being Free Behind Bars

Ru Freeman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Books
Ru Freeman

It is a mix of journalistic integrity and personal generosity that has served him well and brought Ted Conover much attention for his in-depth reporting about the issues of our times.

Top 10 Most Notorious Prisons In The U.S.

newsone.com | Posted 12.06.2011 | Crime

For many Americans, Sing Sing, Leavenworth and San Quentin are well-known code words for crime. Newsone has compiled a list of 10 notorious U.S. co...

Up the River

Michael McKean | Posted 07.23.2011 | Arts
Michael McKean

It's Good Friday and I'm going up the river to Sing Sing. Superior Donuts, a play I had performed in Chicago and New York, is being staged as part of a program called Rehabilitation Through the Arts. I'm going to meet the cast.

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...

Should David Cassidy Have Let His Roots Show on Celebrity Apprentice?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

David Cassidy -- the Justin Bieber of the 1970s -- had a tough go of it on Celebrity Apprentice. Like the many who are old enough to remember the day...

Governor-Elect Cuomo Right on Point: Shut Down Half-Empty Prisons

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

In this time of economic crisis in New York State, when politicians are looking for solutions to reduce the budget deficit, they need look no further than the state's correctional system.

Sing Sing Prison and the Rhythm of Prayer

Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Canon Petero A. N. Sabune

I was the Protestant Chaplain at Sing Sing Correctional Facility for seven years. The daily count of the prisoners is at the same time as prayer -- 5 am, 11 am, 5 pm, 11 pm.

Are There Good Men in Sing Sing?

Tom Matlack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Matlack

I am here at Sing Sing to to bring The Good Men Project, the anthology I've edited, inside the prison -- physically and in spirit.

Fernando Bermudez Free; Spent 17 Years In Jail For Murder He Didn't Commit

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A prison system official says a New York City man is free after spending nearly two decades behind bars for murder before a judge dec...

My Return to Prison: Views on the Failed Drug War from Inside Sing Sing

Wayne Kramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Kramer

Non-violent drug offenders who are locked up are pawns in urban political gamesmanship. Nobody talks about them. There's no political will to look at it. There's no political capital in it. It's a no-winner.