New York City’s ex-jails chief prescribes a cure for the nation’s incarceration addiction.
Law enforcement and social workers alike say the Fortune Academy is a model for sending prisoners back home safely.
The streets of Fort Greene have a lot going for them: elegant brownstones, shady trees, hip cafes and zealous police patrols. An aggressive cop crackdown on parolees and project-dwellers now divides the neighborhood into two halves: the suspected and the protected.
What turns lawyers into paper pushers and landlords into tenant caseworkers? It’s Jiggetts, the 10-year-old state rent subsidy that keeps 26,000 poor tenants off city streets each year–and the Bronx Housing Court in business.
Alternative-to-incarceration programs reform criminals, save money and open up prison cells for more dangerous felons. So why has the city created a new screening process?
A Harlem group is hoping to ensure that people who are locked up aren’t unfairly locked out of their voting rights.