Robert Gangi

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Why the Police in Michael Premo's Occupy Wall Street Trial Are Unlikely To Face Perjury Charges

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Spofford Finally Emptied Out

    Hard time for Spofford​Spofford, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Study: Denying College to Prison Inmates Is Boneheaded

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2008
  • News

    October 31, 2006

    Who Killed Robert Konopka?

    His psychotic Rikers cellmate—or the prison system itself?

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2005

    Public Enemy No. 1: Viagra

    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 >>

  • News

    August 13, 2002

    Just Say Maybe?

    Politicians Posture but Rockefeller Reforms Still Elusive

  • News

    April 23, 2002

    Street Hassle

    New Skool Versus Old School in Greenwich Village

  • News

    November 23, 1999

    Sidewalk Politics

    Graffiti Campaign Demands 'No More Prisons'

  • News

    December 22, 1998

    Campaigning For Clemency

    Just before Christmas Governor Pataki is expected to commute the sentences of a few state prisoners. Will any of these women get lucky?

  • News

    December 8, 1998

    Prisons vs. Schools

    A new study blasts state spending priorities

  • News

    May 12, 1998

    New York's Drug-Law Debacle

    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.