Harlem Fave Van Jones Talks The Prison Industrial Complex At BUILD

With incredible access to the US prison system, Van Jones, host of “The Redemption Project,” takes viewers into the room as offenders come face-to-face with those impacted by their violent crimes as part of the restorative justice process. Continue Reading →

JPMorgan Chase Will Stop Funding Private Prison Industry, A Resident Asks About BOfA

Facing increased public scrutiny over the role that big banks may play in immigration enforcement, JPMorgan Chase has suddenly announced that it will no longer provide loans or other banking services to private prison operators. Continue Reading →

First Lady And Others Announce Expansion Of Program Uniting Families Of Incarcerated Women

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray and NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Cynthia Brann today announced the expansion and continuation of an innovative program that allows mothers from Harlem to Hollis currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with their children. Continue Reading →

Half Of All U.S. Adults Have A Family Member Who Has Been Incarcerated From Harlem To Hollywood

A new, first-of-its-kind report released today finds that nearly half of all adults in the United States – approximately 113 million people – have an immediate family member who is either formerly or currently incarcerated. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →