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 →

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Iyanla, Fix My Life Assists Female Felons: Healing Is The New Black (Video)

Coming off of the Brandi and Jason Maxiell Basketball Lies episode, Iyanla is back to heal women transitioning from incarceration back into society. Continue Reading →

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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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First Lady McCray Announces Investment To Break Cycle Of Female Incarceration

Today First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a set of new initiatives designed to break the cycle of incarceration for women from Harlem to Hollis. 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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A Harlemite Tells The Story Of What Prison In Turkey Was Like

The Advocate reports that for three months, writer Maisha Yearwood (above) was held in Bakırköy Prison in Istanbul, after being found with nine grams of hashish in her pocket. 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)

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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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