New Haven Independent
Eleven New Haven officials and activists flew to Seattle to seek an effective alternative to locking up street hookers and nonviolent drug abusers.
They come home convinced they found it.Read more
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Gilbert, AZ -Ammoland.com)- After three years of effort, Knife Rights’ Gravity Knife and Switchblade Law Reform Bill, S6483-A/A9042-A, has been transmitted to Governor Cuomo. If you live, work or travel in New York, or plan to, CALL the Governor TODAY! The Governor now has 10 days (excluding Sunday) to sign or veto the bill (in other words, by end of the year), or allow it to become law without his signature.Read more
To lower the number of people entering the criminal justice system, a program called Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion, or LEAD, puts treatment ahead of arrests.
The Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services joined with other defender organizations, community advocates, stakeholders and elected officials this week calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign legislation that would treat folding knives as work tools, not weapons. The bill (S6483A/A9042A) is sponsored by Diane Savino in the New York State Senate and Dan Quart in the Assembly.Read more
The rate of fight and assault infractions in New York City jails skyrocketed 25 percent in Fiscal Year 2016, even as per-inmate spending grew to $132,019 and the average daily number of inmates fell to a 33-year low of 9,790, according to a new analysis released by New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Event at Harvard Club to Launch New Report: Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety
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Event at Harvard Club to Launch New Report:
Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety
Report Details How New York City Cut Incarceration by 50%
While Becoming the Nation’s Safest Large City
New York: New York City’s sustained and dramatic reductions in incarceration and crime rates point to strategies to safely and significantly cut imprisoned populations in other cities and states, according to a new publication by Judith Greene and Vincent Schiraldi, entitled Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration While Increasing Public Safety.Read more
Overflowing prison populations and high rates of violent crime once made New York City a metaphor for the urban decay confronting America’s cities. But over the last two decades crime in the nation’s largest city has declined steeply, with murders plummeting from 2,200 in 1990 to 350 in 2015.Read more
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Program: Prison Pipeline
Air date: Mon, 09/05/2016 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
In Ithaca, some people are caught in a revolving door with law enforcement, and police and community members alike say it's time for a new approach.
Next year, Ithaca will try a Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program, or LEAD, modeled after a program in Seattle. Ithaca is one of 37 cities in the U.S. exploring, developing or launching a LEAD program, according to the LEAD National Support Bureau.Read more