Rochester News 10: http://www.whec.com/news/organizers-push-for-bail-reform-on-freedom-day/4955391/ CITY Newspaper: https://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/rochester/juneteenth-protests-to-highlight-police-bail-and-trial-reform/Content?oid=6872366 WXXI (NPR Affiliate): http://wxxinews.org/post/juneteenth-protest-will-call-bail-reform Capital District WNYT 13: http://wnyt.com/news/protesters-demand-an-end-to-monetary-bail-albany/4955951/ New York City AM New York: https://www.amny.com/news/juneteenth-nyc-1.19289799 Hudson Valley Mid Hudson News: http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2018/June/20/bail_sys_prot-20Jun18.html

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What Does it Mean for People with Significant Behavioral Health Needs? The City is taking active steps to close the jails on Rikers Island. Toward this end, government officials are working hard to implement systemic changes that will reduce the number of people entering jail and improve services for those currently incarcerated on Rikers Island.…

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday that he intends to restore voting rights to felons on parole, a move that could open the ballot box to more than 35,000 people. The mechanism through which Mr. Cuomo plans to do so is unusual: He would consider pardons for all 35,000 people currently on…

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Why Does Our Justice System Fight So Hard to Keep Innocent People Behind Bars? Mark Godsey was a “prosecutor’s prosecutor” who didn’t think there were any innocent people in prison. Then he began supervising his law school’s Innocence Project, and realized his assumptions were all wrong.   By Joshua Holland    

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Save the Date!  Beyond the Bars: Closing Jails and Prisons March 1-4, 2018 The 8th annual Beyond the Bars Conference of the Center for Justice at Columbia University seeks to contribute to the growing movement to close jails and prisons as a part of the larger struggle to end mass incarceration. In particular, we will…

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03/2014: Hampden County, Massachusetts breaks the cycle of incarceration by ensuring that inmates get high-quality health care in and out of jail. https://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/full/10.1377/hlthaff.2013.1396 5/2014: Pre-Release and Reentry Services (PRRS), a division of Montgomery County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation, facilitates the transition between incarceration and release. Eligible offenders may serve the final portion of their…

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