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 →

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 →

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 →

Statement On First Step Act From Harlem-Based GOSO President Mark Goldsmith

Leader of New York City Post-Prison Reentry Nonprofit “Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO)” Calls for Support of “First Step Act” Reforms

In a statement from Mark L. Goldsmith, co-founder of the Harlem-based Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO): Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Rise Of Criminal Responsibility To 18 Years Old From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today welcomed the beginning of a series of fundamental reforms that treat 16- and 17-year-old juveniles involved with the legal system in an age appropriate manner. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray And Others Launch Program For Incarcerated Women From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray today announced a groundbreaking pilot program designed to allow mothers currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with their children at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch Of Online Bail For NYers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today announced the launch of an online bail payment system, which will make it easier for New Yorkers to pay bail – including when a friend or relative cannot get to court or a DOC facility to pay in person. Continue Reading →

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