Mayor de Blasio NYC Board Of Correction To End Solitary Confinement In NYC Jails

Tomorrow, the New York City Board of Correction, an independent oversight board for the City’s jail system, will formally propose rules to end solitary confinement in the City’s jails at its public meeting. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Senator Benjamin And Others Introduce Legislation To Address Trauma In Prisons

Today, Senator Brian A. Benjamin and Assemblymember Kimberly Jean-Pierre introduced the Post-traumatic prison disorder Shawanna W76337 act. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Continues Call To Release Women At The Irwin County Detention Center

Last week, Rep. Adriano Espaillat sent a letter to ICE Acting Director Tony Pham requesting the immediate release of several individuals currently detained at the Irwin County Detention Center. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 →


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