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The Queens District Attorney’s Office Has an Exonerating Evidence Problem

Information that can set people free sits around for years while people suffer on Rikers—and both the NYPD and Queens DA’s office don’t seem to care.

December 4, 2022
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NYC Will Pay Millions for Locking Up People Who Had Already Paid Bail, But It’s Still Doing That

As the City settles a major class-action lawsuit, it’s still dragging its feet releasing people who have posted bail.

December 1, 2022
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Incarcerated Women Wonder When Governor Hochul Will Actually Start Using Her ‘Overhauled’ Pardon System

The governor hasn't issued a commutation or a pardon since boasting of major changes this summer.

November 28, 2022
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Why 18 Deaths in Custody This Year Isn’t Enough to Take Control of Jails Away From NYC

"Change has to come from the inside," the NYC Correction commissioner told a federal court Thursday.

November 18, 2022
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Two Brothers on Rikers. One Died Monday. Now His Family Says They’ve Been Banned from Visiting the Survivor

Gilberto Garcia's family say they were turned away from Rikers and told they can't come back for 45 days.

November 4, 2022
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NYPD is Illegally Sending People to Rikers Without Ever Seeing a Judge, Lawsuit Claims

"Nothing short of an extrajudicial campaign of terror and kidnapping.”

October 4, 2022
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Mayor Eric Adams Wonders Why Politicians Like Eric Adams Wanted Smaller NYC Jails

Three years ago, Eric Adams demanded lower jail capacity. Now he wants to know where he's supposed to put all the people he's locking up.

September 7, 2022
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DOC Hides Successful Suicide Attempt from Elected Officials

This week, as Correction Department officials led a tour of City jails and the mayor discoursed on Rikers, none of them mentioned that Michael Nieves lay dying.

September 2, 2022
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ICE Just Abruptly Moved Dozens of Immigrant Detainees From NY to Mississippi

The transfers came after immigrant detainees at the Orange County Jail in Goshen, New York, complained about rotten and unappetizing food, racial insults by guards, limited medical care, and a lack of access to their lawyers.

July 26, 2022