#New York

  • Feature: After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge
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    After a 27-Year Sentence, This Man Is Giving Prisoners Hope and Knowledge

    By Daniele Selby|May 17, 2019

    Lawrence Bartley was released on parole last year after serving 27 years and 2 month in prison. Read more

  • Feature: How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'
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    How One Man's 36-Month Prison Sentence Became a 'Silent Life Sentence'

    By Daniele Selby|May 16, 2019

    Michael 'Zaki' Smith lost his job last year because of a crime he committed almost two decades ago. Read more

  • Feature: He Spent a Decade in the System. Now He's Keeping People Out of Prison.
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    He Spent a Decade in the System. Now He's Keeping People Out of Prison.

    By Daniele Selby|May 15, 2019

    When no one would hire him, Coss Marte came up with a solution to help himself and others. Read more

  • Feature: How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day
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    How Activists Freed 95 Black Moms From Jail This Mother's Day

    By Daniele Selby|May 13, 2019

    National Bail Out helped pay bail for those who couldn’t afford their freedom. Read more

  • Article: Queen's Guitarist Calls for New Live Aid Concert to Fight Climate Change
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    Queen's Guitarist Calls for New Live Aid Concert to Fight Climate Change

    By Lindsay Powers|May 8, 2019

    The guitarist promises his band will “help in any way we can.” Read more

  • Article: How Global Citizens Helped Move Cash Bail Reform Forward in New York
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    How Global Citizens Helped Move Cash Bail Reform Forward in New York

    By Sophie Barbier|April 12, 2019

    Legislators agreed on some reforms, but cash bail is not yet eliminated for all. Read more

  • Article: Why Activists Say New York's Cash Bail Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough
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    Why Activists Say New York's Cash Bail Reform Doesn't Go Far Enough

    By Daniele Selby|April 9, 2019

    The bill passed on March 31 ends cash bail for most misdemeanors and non-violent crimes. Read more

  • Article: New York Approves Milestone Ban on Plastic Bags
    Environment

    New York Approves Milestone Ban on Plastic Bags

    By Joe McCarthy|March 29, 2019

    The multi-year fight over plastic bags has reached a milestone. Read more