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19 People Have Died from New York City Jails in 2022
Image courtesy of the #HALTsolitary Campaign. Edgardo Mejias, 39, died on…
Dec 12, 2022
Millions Could Soon Benefit from Student Debt Relief Policies, but What If They’re in Prison?
Jed Brewster had big dreams when he enrolled at a community college near…
Dec 06, 2022
New York Could Become the First State to Provide the Right to Legal Representation in Immigration Court
Illustration by Mike Centeno. No one should have to face court proceedings in a…
Nov 30, 2022
Seeking Help, Instead Imprisoned—Until They Found Representation
Leer en español. Raina and Ana* could not understand the papers that were given…
Nov 29, 2022
En busca de ayuda, fueron encarcelados—hasta que encontraron representación legal
Read in English. Raina y Ana* no comprendían los documentos que les dieron…
Nov 29, 2022
Reform Prosecutors Won Big in Midterms by Rejecting Scare Tactics
Hennepin County Attorney-Elect Mary Moriarty. Between Labor Day and the…
Nov 23, 2022
Violence, Torture, and Isolation: What It’s Like to Be Trans in Prison
Patricia Trimble’s friend Vanna told her that she did not expect to survive…
Nov 17, 2022

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Incarcerated People Need Access to Phone Apps
What should rehabilitation look like within New York State prisons? How do we…
Nov 15, 2022
We Need to Protect New York Bail Reform to Protect New York Communities
The first general election ad released by New York’s GOP gubernatorial…
Nov 03, 2022
Filling Out the FAFSA Behind Bars
Next year—for the first time in nearly three decades—all incarcerated people…
Nov 01, 2022
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