Civil Rights Groups Demand Airbnb Reform Discriminatory Policy From Harlem To Hollis

A broad coalition of civil rights organizations sent a demand letter to Airbnb today urging the company to end policies that prevent people with arrest and conviction records. Continue Reading →

COVID-19 In Prisons And Jails, Families Who Lost Loved Ones Demand More Releases

Today, families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 in jails and prisons, formerly incarcerated leaders, and other advocates held a press conference in advance of a New York State Senate hearing on COVID-19 in prisons and jails. 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 →