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The Pandemic Inside the Only Women’s Maximum-Security Prison in New York

“They’ve stopped giving the women information. They never went around and talked to them. No one treated them with any kind of humanity,” said Donna Hylton,…

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After a Year of Neglect, New York Still Needs a Plan to Address the COVID Crisis in Prisons

The following commentary is by Martha Ackelsberg, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government and of the Study of Women and Gender, emerita, Smith College; and…

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Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Must Prioritize Prisoners. The Virus is Killing More of Them.

“Incarcerated people are members of our society, too — ones often at high risk during crises because their health and well-being are rarely prioritized,” writes Ashish…

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Coronavirus in Jails and Prisons

The Correctional Association of New York, one of the organizations pushing for the new law, surveyed state prisoners last year and reported that nearly three-quarters of…

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What It’s Like To Work A Free Arrest Hotline During The Black Lives Matter Protests

Good Call aims to provide access to justice for everyone; the hotline runs 24 hours a day and is staffed by public defenders in all five…

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‘Girl Vow’ Helps Put Young Women On the Right Path

The program was created by Dawn Rowe to mentor girls ages twelve to 24 who have been affected by many factors like poverty, the foster system,…

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Leaving Rikers: What a Foundation is Doing for Women in New York City’s Worst Jail

Read Inside Philanthropy’s coverage of The Justice Initiative Fund, titled: Leaving Rikers: What a Foundation is Doing for Women in New York City’s Worst Jail.

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A New Path to Justice: A Philanthropic Conversation on the Intersection of Gender Equity and Criminal Justice Reform

The 9th Annual Beyond the Bars Conference at Columbia University was themed Until She’s Free. Watch The New York Women’s Foundation President & CEO Ana L. Oliveira moderate a discussion.

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Evaluation of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

This evaluation offers quantitative and qualitative analyses about the impact of government-funded counsel in New York City deportation proceedings on clients, their families, and the local…

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Women InJustice: Gender and the Pathway to Jail in New York City

The report from The Prisoner Reentry Institute of John Jay College of Criminal Justice(PRI) and commissioned by The New York Women’s Foundation, provides an in-depth academic exploration of…

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