Uptown’s Rosenthal And City Council Mandate Critical Maternal Health Services On Rikers Island

Today the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers Island. Continue Reading →


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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 Youth Advocate Uses Hip Hop To Educate Formerly Incarcerated Youth On Rikers Island

We love love, love positive and moving stories that show how individuals and organizations step up to provide services beyond their usual mission. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 →


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