Mayor de Blasio Appoints Jennifer Jones Austin As Chair Of The Board Of Correction

Mayor de Blasio today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jones Austin as Chair of the Board of Correction. Continue Reading →

Innocence Project’s Rafael Ruiz Is Exonerated Of Charges In 1985 Sexual Assault Case In East Harlem

Today, the Hon. Stephen Antignani of the Supreme Court of the State of New York granted a joint motion to vacate the 1985 conviction of Innocence Project client Rafael Ruiz and entered an order dismissing all charges against him. Continue Reading →

First Requests For Proposal For Borough-Based Jails Program To Be Released In Early 2020

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC), on behalf of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (MOCJ) and the NYC Department of Correction (DOC), have made an announcement. Continue Reading →

NYCity Expands Award Winning Nationally Recognized Supervised Release Program

In anticipation of new State bail reform measures, New York City will launch an expansion of its successful Supervised Release program as a proven alternative judge will be able to assign in lieu of bail,  Continue Reading →

NYC Council Approves Closing Of Rikers Island

Today, the New York City Council approved the closing of Rikers Island, and the construction of four borough-based facilities throughout the city. Continue Reading →

City Expands Re-Entry Services And Training For Justice-Impacted Individuals From Harlem To Hollis

Today, the City announced an expansion of its Jails to Jobs initiative with a $19 million annual commitment to re-entry services for formerly incarcerated individuals. Continue Reading →

The Projected City Jail Population From Harlem To Hollis Falls To 3,300 By 2026

City officials have revised the estimated jail population to 3,300 by 2026, down from the earlier estimate of 4,000, Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Johnson announced. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rosenthal’s Legislation For Task Force To Protect TGNCNBI People

Uptown Council Member Helen Rosenthal’s legislation requiring a new Board of Correction task force to review the treatment and housing of transgender,

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