Criminal justice

How should police and prisons work to contain the COVID-19 outbreak?
The conversation around criminal justice has shifted dramatically.
Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz
Queens DA also continues asking for bail in other cases, despite campaign pledge.
The new New York state hand sanitizer produced by prison labor.
Prisoners don’t just make hand sanitizer – they also dig graves.
The outside of a prison.
Criminal justice activists are mounting a counter-attack in Albany.
The New York State Police seal
Technology that pulls images from social media platforms used by New York law enforcement agencies
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Governor Andrew Cuomo
Fair or not, the political winds are blowing in favor of changing the recently implemented criminal justice reforms.
Bail reform critics claim that letting defendants out before their trial has unleashed a crime wave from repeat offenders.
An honest look at the actual numbers.
Police line in NYC.
Rounding up the week’s political news
New York Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins meet in the majority leader’s office.
Apparent contradictions in bail reform backed Democrats into corner.
Assemblywoman Latrice Walker of Brooklyn speaks at a Feb. 12 rally in the state Capitol where lawmakers and activists criticized a proposal by Senate Democrats to change recently-enacted criminal justice reforms.
Competing incentives for the different Democratic conferences.
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