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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.



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


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.