Seventeen years after a woman murdered her alleged rapist, a State Supreme Court judge has issued a rare decision, ordering a parole board that declined to set her free to reconsider. The current case stems from a September night in 1995, when 21-year-old Imagio Santana was found shot to death on a ... More >>
What are the odds that when detectives go to question a parolee about two cold case murders they find another body in his house? In the case of Westchester killer Lucius Crawford -- who's already served prison time for stabbing six women -- the odds were apparently pretty good, because that's exactl ... More >>
Yesterday, the NYPD released letters,Police Commissioner Ray Kelly wrote to the New York State Parole Board, urging its members to deny parole for inmates Todd Scott, David McClary, Philip Copeland and Scott Cobb. All four criminals are eligible for parole in November. In his appeal, Kelly outlined ... More >>
*UPDATE* We've compiled a list of what McAleese stole that would warrant such a lengthy prison sentence. Ribs and Saki are involved.When 43-year-old Shawn McAleese was tunneling his way into Manhattan businesses to steal stuff earlier this year, he probably didn't think he could potentially face mor ... More >>
Since our prior post about Manhattan tunnel thief Shawn McAleese -- who just found out today that he'll likely be a guest of the state for longer than a convicted murderer -- we got our hands on the criminal complaint that details exactly what he stole to earn such a lengthy prison sentence.The thou ... More >>
We hate to say it, but if you're planning on violently sexually assaulting another human being, you'd be better off murdering them first.Not that we condone violently sexually assaulting or murdering anyone, but in Manhattan, the punishment for murder is often less severe than the punishment for pre ... More >>
Mystikal comes to NYC, however briefly
Orange County sex offender Michael Mele -- who achieved sex offender status for masturbating on women at a mall in 2007 -- learned his fate this afternoon after pleading guilty in January to manslaughter for the 2008 death of a Brooklyn woman he met at a Manhattan nightclub.Mele was sentenced by ... More >>
Chris Rock makes his Broadway debut
Oh, what's that? The NYPD denied another freedom of information request? You don't say! City Limits has a piece today, pointing out that while the city seems glad to hand over teacher performance rankings (much to the teachers' union chagrin, of course), an obscure law shields cops, firefighters, ... More >>
The Safdie brothers show you their favorite movies
You heard me. Driton Nicaj attacked Joe Holladay on the Upper East Side last year and used the word "faggot," though a judge somehow pooh-poohed the hate crime angle.
A month after he was seen leaving a nightclub with Laura Garza, who has not been seen since, prime suspect/sex offender Michael Mele still hasn't been nailed for her disappearance, despite ample circumstantial evidence, though he remains in custody over parole violations. Now they have something els ... More >>
Forbidden love in the bar scene
The end of Pataki's throw-away-the-key policy hits a 35-year-old snag
State to sex offenders: You're scary enough. No masks, no costumes, no candy, stay home.
In a shocker, aging rogue cop and Knapp rat Bill Phillips finally wins parole in murder case he says was a frame-up
Play "Spot the Filmmaker" in Sirk and Fuller's obscure, early film noir
Daring to doubt the governor's wisdom
Still stuck in prison for three decades: the once famous, now forgotten, Bill Phillips
Thousands of New York inmates have hepatitis C. Only a few hundred get treatment.
New York's war on drugs held her hostage for 16 years. A story of prison, politics, and one woman's pride.
Sharing a bill, three writers contemplate the Eternal Triangle: A man, a woman, a problem
Confusion over felon voting bans keeps even the eligible from the polls
Freedom's just another word for power-mad parole officers
How Pataki Protects the People Who Fix the Parole Board
Pataki and D'Amato's Pick Is Unqualified and Tainted
The Guv's Attempt to Name a Prosecutor Lays Bare His Own Scandal
A Day in the Life of a Parole Officer
La Bodega Forges Alliance With Parole Officers to Help the Hidden Victims of Addiction
A Pardon That Clinton Didnt Grant
New York's War on Drugs Held Her Hostage for 16 Years. A Story of Prison, Politics, and One Woman's Pride.
The Ordeal That Binds the Mother of an Incest Victim and Reverend Al Sharpton
Prisoners Plan a Work Stoppage To Protest Parole Cuts
Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?
Mike Long's party is feasting at the state trough