Criminal justice

The New York State Assembly chamber.
A lot is at stake with bail reform, public school funding, Medicaid and other key issues.
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Following increasing coronavirus cases at Rikers Island there is a call for the temporary release of prisoners to help curb the outbreak.
A limited release of Rikers Island inmates may not halt a coronavirus outbreak.
Policy
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How should police and prisons work to contain the COVID-19 outbreak?
The conversation around criminal justice has shifted dramatically.
Policy
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Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz
Queens DA also continues asking for bail in other cases, despite campaign pledge.
Policy
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The new New York state hand sanitizer produced by prison labor.
Prisoners don’t just make hand sanitizer – they also dig graves.
News & Politics
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The outside of a prison.
Criminal justice activists are mounting a counter-attack in Albany.
Policy
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The New York State Police seal
Technology that pulls images from social media platforms used by New York law enforcement agencies
Policy
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New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governor Andrew Cuomo
Fair or not, the political winds are blowing in favor of changing the recently implemented criminal justice reforms.
Policy
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Bail reform critics claim that letting defendants out before their trial has unleashed a crime wave from repeat offenders.
An honest look at the actual numbers.
Opinion
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Police line in NYC.
Rounding up the week’s political news
News & Politics
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