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Sam Mellins

is a journalist living in New York City whose reporting has appeared in The Appeal, Jacobin, THE CITY and New York Focus.

Policy

Policy

Hochul promised a ‘new era of transparency.’ Here’s what that would really take.

Under Cuomo, obtaining public records was often extremely difficult. Transparency advocates have a lot of ideas for reforming the process.

Criminal justice

Policy

Will jails let inmates access medically assisted treatment for drug addiction?

Most New York jails don’t allow the treatment, but there’s a bill to change that.