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Gothamist: A New Women’s Homeless Shelter Will Open In This Long Island City Hotel

A New Women’s Homeless Shelter Will Open In This Long Island City Hotel Emma Whitford | October 8, 2015 The Verve Hotel in Dutch Kills, Queens has been designated as a new, 200-bed homeless shelter for women, with a City takeover scheduled for the coming week. According to the Mayor’s office, The Verve will be […]

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As a Start to NYC Prison Reform, Jail Data Will Be Made Public Under a new law just signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city will have to cough up stats on its courts and jail systems. Brentin Mock | October 7, 2015 In the seventh-season premiere of “The Good Wife” this past Sunday […]

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Huffington Post: New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench

New York Law Blocks Judges From Practicing Medicine From The Bench Ryan Grim & Jason Cherkis | September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — Drug court judges in New York will no longer be allowed to order defendants in recovery to stop taking doctor-prescribed medications as part of their treatment, as the result of a new law signed by […]

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New York City Bar Association Urges Reduction of Mass Incarceration in Report Tatiana Schlosseberg | September 28, 2015 The New York City Bar Association released a report on Monday urging federal and state leaders to “make the reduction of mass incarceration a top priority.” Titled “Mass Incarceration: Seizing the Moment for Reform,” the report offers […]

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