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New York Judges Lock the Accused Out of Their Homes, Skirting Review Required by Landmark Ruling, Critics Charge

This story was published in partnership with New York Focus, an independent, investigative news site covering New York state and city politics. Sign up for their newsletter here. In late June, a New York appellate court issued a landmark ruling intended to prevent people from being needlessly rendered homeless or separated from their families during their […]

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City Moves to Take Students Off Mute in Juvenile Lockups, But Due Date Elusive

Nine months after the coronavirus pandemic forced a move to remote learning, children in juvenile detention may finally be heard by their teachers while in class. Officials with the city’s Administration for Children’s Services and Department of Education say they are looking into programs that would allow secure voice communication for pupils behind bars, as […]

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Dropped Arrest Records Haunt Legions of New Yorkers

This story was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the criminal justice system. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter, or sign up for their newsletter. When a man named J.J. was arrested in the Bronx in 2016, the public defenders assigned to represent him assumed he’d get a […]