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1999 Stories by Jennifer Gonnerman

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  • Strike Behind Bars

    published December 21, 1999

    Prisoners first began circulating the photocopied manifesto more than six months ago inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility. "WAKE UP!!!" a... More >>

  • Inside Apartment A42

    published December 14, 1999

    Leslie Pinder is among the hundreds of homeless mothers who could lose their children once New York City officials begin enforcing their new... More >>

  • Inside Apartment A42

    published December 7, 1999

    Leslie Pinder is among the hundreds of homeless mothers who could lose their children once New York City officials begin enforcing their new... More >>

  • Sidewalk Politics

    published November 23, 1999

    The spray-painted slogan first appeared on New York City's sidewalks four weeks ago. 'No More Prisons,' read the scrawled message. The phrase... More >>

  • Pleas for a Prison

    published June 29, 1999

    Harlem residents might have been expected to cheer when they learned of Governor George Pataki's plans to close a local prison. Instead, some got... More >>

  • The Supermax Solution

    published May 18, 1999

    Malone, New York— The homes for the town's newest residents arrived last summer atop 14-wheel tractor trailers. Each tiny, prefab... More >>

  • Freedom Fighters

    published May 11, 1999

    One is a Wall Street stockbroker. Another attends fourth grade. A third serves lunch in a high school cafeteria. And a fourth was once a street... More >>

  • Smoke and Jeers

    published May 4, 1999

    It's not every day that hundreds of people light up joints in full view of dozens of unsmiling police officers. Such was the scene at the annual... More >>

  • Truth or D.A.R.E.

    published April 6, 1999

    Thirty sixth-graders begin to shout as a police officer enters their classroom at P.S. 20 on the Lower East Side. "Good morning, Officer Carla!"... More >>

  • Avon Firing

    published March 2, 1999

    Bilal El-Amine, 33, thought he was on a roll when he landed a $20-an-hour freelance gig at Avon Products, Inc., last fall. El-Amine recalls that... More >>

  • Under the Gun

    published January 26, 1999

    Freddie Hamilton cried as she sat in the back of the courtroom, listening to the story of a woman she did not know. Inside the witness box,... More >>

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