The Big Idea: Prison Break

Ohio and Illinois have used dollars budgeted to incarcerate prisoners as incentives for cities to invest in crime prevention. Two scholars say reinvestment can work in New York, too.

Money For Nothing?

The city’s Campaign Finance Board shells out millions to level the playing field. But as incumbents coast to victory and share the wealth with loved ones, the board scrambles to stop further abuse.

A Second Look

It’s not art therapy, and please don’t use the words “outsider art.” At Odyssey House in East Harlem, six artists–one former jet-setter and five mentally ill people in recovery–share their visions.