Category Archives: News

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 23, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- City Controller Scott Stringer: Rikers Island Is An “Urban Shame” That Should Be Shut Down Scandal-scarred Rikers Island is an “urban shame” that…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 16, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- How To Ace An Interview — Even With An 800-Pound Gorilla In The Room Acing a job interview is no easy feat. It’s…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 9, 2015

Sunday, November 8, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- The Heat: U.S. Federal Prison Releases The U.S. government just released thousands of prisoners in the largest one-time release of federal offenders. What’s next…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 2, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Mayor Bill de Blasio Calls For Changing State Bail Laws Mayor  de Blasio called for changes to state law that would allow judges to consider…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 26, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– No Touching Rule At Rikers Will “Dehumanize” Inmates, Advocates Warn Barry Campbell, assistant to the CEO of The Fortune Society, testified that “90% of…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 19, 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– De Blasio Eyes “Safer And Fairer” Initiative To Replace NYC’s Cash-Based Bail System As part of his efforts to reform the city’s bail…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 12, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– A Former Inmate At Rikers Island Becomes One Of Its Overseers In February 1988, [Fortune Society Senior VP] Stanley Richards was on Rikers awaiting…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of October 5, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– NYPD Officially Debuts Stop-And-Frisk “Receipts” And New Rules For Cops The NYPD has formally introduced the “receipt” cops will now be required to…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of September 28, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Cuomo Reduces Barriers to Reintegration of Released Prisoners Gov. Cuomo has accepted 12 recommendations aimed at easing re-entry and reintegration for ex-convicts. To Stanley Richards,…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of September 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Ex-Prisoners Tell NYC How To Spend Money At a West Harlem building nicknamed “The Castle,” run by The Fortune Society, a participatory budgeting…Read More

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