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Jarrett Murphy/City Limits
Politics of Prison Rape: How PREA Came To Be
Solitary Confinement On the Rise at Rikers
NY Prisoners Counted Differently, But Still Not Voting
Hurricane Passes, But Worries About Rikers Evacuation Remain
Leaving Prison, Free ... and Homeless
Prison Guards Get Light Sentences For Sex Abuse
A Years-Long Struggle For Prison Moms
Male Guards, Female Inmates And Sexual Abuse In NYS Prisons
Altering A Prison's Sexual Chemistry
The Enforcement Of New York's Prison Sex Law
DOJ: 4 NYS Prisons Among Nation's Most Sexually Abusive
Census Uncertainty For New York's Prisoners
Hep C In Prison: Scourge
Finally Gets Health Review
Soldiers, Prisoners, Casualties—A Drug War's Characters
A Barbershop Is A Beacon
For Those Leaving Prison
Prison Panel Calls
For 'Revoking' Parole
Preventing Crime 101:
More College In Prisons
HIV Education Championed
To Stem Prison Epidemic
Punctuating the Sentence:
Prison Terms Re-Examined
The New York City Department of Corrections is the body responsible for administering the city's jailing facilities and inmate population. In recent years, issues related to solitary confinement, the use of bail, and whether prisoners committing crimes in New York City should be located closer to their homes have all been central issues.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency recognized our coverage of staff sexual misconduct in New York's prisons and the housing challenges facing former inmates.
A report questions whether increasing the number of solitary cells in the city's jails is a wise move. Our weekly round-up of policy reports also looks at new findings on climate change, living wages and community colleges.
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The head of the nonprofit Correctional Association argues that Attica Correctional Facility should be closed—not because of its tragic history, but because of a present-day atmosphere of hostility and harsh treatment.
The city's jails have become mental health treatment centers of last resort, writes the city's corrections commissioner. A new task force will try to get in front of the psychological problems that put people behind bars.
The commissioner of the state prison system responds to our investigation of sex abuse involving male staff and female inmates.
A new media study shows that long-form blogging may have fallen out of favor by young people, who have turned to social networking and video content-based websites instead.