“I am proof there can be no rehabilitation in prison without education, and that restoring Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding for college-in-prison participants must be a top priority if New York is serious about building safer communities.” – Stacy Burnett
Criminal justice researchers say people of all races still aren’t treated equally when it comes to one important measure: time served behind bars. While arrest and prison admission rates are dropping for black people—in 2016, black people went to state prison at five times the rate of white people, down from eight times in 2000—they are spending longer in prison than their white peers.
The City Council approved a sweeping $8 billion plan to close the troubled jail complex and replace it with four smaller jails by 2026, an aggressive timeline that will prove challenging.
The New York City Council on Thursday voted to approve a sweeping plan to replace the Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller neighborhood jails by 2026 to accommodate the city’s goal of shrinking its inmate population.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he supports shutting down the Rikers Island jail complex, an idea he had previously resisted.
More teens accused of serious felonies will be released from jail without bail under New York City’s latest push to limit incarceration, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
“Our current facilities are designed for a different era of corrections,” Ms. Brann said. “Modern jails have all of these designs in them, and that is what we are going forward with.”
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The U.S. spends more on prisons and jails than it does on educating children – and 15 states spend at least $27,000 more per prisoner than they do per student, according to a new report.
Nationally, women’s incarceration rates still hover near record highs, even as men’s rates are going down.