Many of the readers who commented on last week's story about Michael Premo, the Occupy Wall Street protester who beat his criminal charges last week thanks to video evidence, wanted to know: Would the police officer whose testimony was contradicted by the video face any consequences? Would he be cha ... More >>
Hard time for SpoffordSpofford, the plagued juvenile lock-up in the Bronx, is now — finally — empty. Last April, the city announced it would close the jail, a tough place that had the reputation of turning juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals. According to the New School's Ce ... More >>
Bill Clinton and the Pataki administration made a huge mistake when they signed legislation in the mid-1990s that blocked state prisoners from obtaining a college education from their cells. That's the finding of a report released Friday by the Correctional Association of New York, a leading p ... More >>
His psychotic Rikers cellmateor the prison system itself?
An orgy of grandstanding over sales to sex offenders The Empire State's elected officials are racing to be the one to come down hardest on the provision of Viagra to convicted sex offenders. First, State Comptroller Alan Hevesi reported over the weekend that 198 registered sex offenders were gett ... More >>
Politicians Posture but Rockefeller Reforms Still Elusive
New Skool Versus Old School in Greenwich Village
Graffiti Campaign Demands 'No More Prisons'
Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?
A new study blasts state spending priorities
Governor Rockefeller started the war on drugs in 1973. His laws have packed prisons, cost billions, and failed to stop the drug trade. On the 25th anniversary, there's new momentum for change.