Millions of New Yorkers are stuck with mistakes on their criminal records that they didn’t create. Fixing them is their own problem.
The stories in this series were reported by Sarah Barrett, Melanie Bencosme, Rebecca Bratek, Laura Bult, Terence Cullen, Briana Duggan, Erica Edwards, Natalie Fertig, Frank Green, Rosa Goldensohn, Victoria Johnson, Caroline Lewis and Rikki Reyna. The project was conducted in a class on urban investigative reporting at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism taught by Errol Louis and Tom Robbins who served as editors with assistance by Jack D’Isidoro.
City Limits uses investigative journalism through the prism of New York City to identify urban problems, examine their causes, explore solutions, and equip communities to take action.
Founded in 1976 in the midst of New York’s fiscal crisis, City Limits exists to inform democracy and equip citizens to create a more just city. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by foundation support, ad sponsorship and donations from readers.