Prison Reentry Nonprofit GOSO Showcases Talents With John Leguizamo At The Apollo

Successful NYC post-prison reentry nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, hosted an exciting showcase of talent from among the program’s ranks at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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The Fortune Society Kicks Off Rooftop Gardening Season In West Harlem

Patch reports that on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, The Fortune Society  kicked off its 2018 Rooftop Horticulture Program for formerly incarcerated and formerly homeless clients as well as for families who live at Castle Gardens – Fortune’s supportive permanent housing on West 140th Street in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Department Of Consumer Affairs Charges Against Bail Bond Agent Marvin Morgan

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today announced charges against bail bond agent Marvin Morgan, and several insurance and management companies for engaging in deceptive and unlawful trade practices that preyed on vulnerable New Yorkers desperate to help bring their loved ones home. Continue Reading →

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ACLU Announces Nationwide Campaign To Support Movement To End Money Bail

The American Civil Liberties Union’s Campaign for Smart Justice is launching an initiative that focuses on bolstering the movement to end money bail and eliminate wealth-based pretrial detention. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Ex Intimate Confirms Further Limits On Solitary Confinement

Newsday reports that before he turned his life around, Victor Pate spent 15 years, on and off, in New York State prisons on convictions of robbery and weapons possession. Continue Reading →

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Report Makes Case For Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People From Harlem To Hollis

The American Civil Liberties Union and its Trone Private Sector and Education Advisory Council today released an investigation into the successes of corporate policies geared to giving formerly incarcerated Americans a fair chance at re-entry. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Statement On The Closing of Rikers Island And More (Video)

Here are the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito words:

A year ago, I made a promise to overhaul New York City’s criminal justice system and make New York a more fair and just city for all New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Phil Weinberg, Ydanis Rodriguez And Others Announce Re-entry Services

Mayor de Blasio today announced that by the end of this year, every person in the Department of Correction’s custody will receive re-entry services to help connect them with jobs and opportunities outside of jail, as well as five hours of programming per day during their stay to address vocational, educational, and therapeutic needs. Continue Reading →

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Rikers Inmates Prepared Turkey Dinners For Needy From Harlem To Mid-Town

officers-serve-at-rikersOn Tuesday, November 29th, 2016, NYC Department of Correction Officers, staff, inmates and chefs from the Department of Education who taught the inmates food preparation at two jails on Rikers Island prepared the turkey dinners as part of the I-CAN Fresh Start Culinary Arts program. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Inspired Artist Creates Literacy For Incarcerated Teens

galinsky in harlemInspired by the work of Harlem resident, artist, and activist Jamal Joseph (pictured below), NYC artist Robert Galinsky (above) has been going to Rikers Island Jail twice a week and correctional facilities. Continue Reading →

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Council Leader Makes Impassioned Argument For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

a-Mark-Viverito_3The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →

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