‘When healthcare is bound up with policing, more people get sick, and more die.‘
Zephyr Teachout sounds a lot like an average American – like someone too disillusioned to bother voting. But since she’s actually running to be Attorney General, we’ve put together a rundown of what she’s stood for as a candidate, academic and activist.
Criminal-justice reform has largely avoided changes to how we treat ‘violent criminals.’ But research shows they’re less likely to re-offend than others. And victims aren’t always well served by sentences that aim for retribution.
Losing a place in public housing. Being barred from a job. Suffering immigration action. New York has a menu of “collateral consequences” attached to criminal convictions. Is there a consensus to change them?
A certificate of relief can help you get a job or an apartment to speed your re-entry to society after a spell in prison. The only trick is, you might need a job and an apartment to qualify for one.
A new toll proposal reflects transit truths: Many drivers have few transit options, many subway lines couldn’t handle large numbers of drivers who gave up their cars, and toll revenue is critical.