Category Archives: News

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 24, 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Justices Expand Parole Rights for Juveniles Sentenced to Life for Murder The Supreme Court ruled that its 2012 decision banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 18, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- At Visit to Supportive Housing, Mayor de Blasio Announces Task Force to Help Deliver 15,000 New Units At a visit to Catholic Charities…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 11, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Forging a Path Toward True Criminal Justice Reform Opinion: In my 26 years as president and chief executive officer of The Fortune Society, I…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 4, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Anxiety Aside, New York Sees Drop In Crime Homeless encampments proliferated. Two officers were shot and killed. And many New Yorkers said they…Read More

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

Monday, December 28, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Cuomo Moves To Pardon Former Youthful Offenders Gov. Cuomo wants to give New Yorkers who made mistakes as teenagers but got their lives back…Read More

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

Monday, December 21, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Pop Quiz With JoAnne Page JoAnne Page works with one of the toughest populations to house — people who have been incarcerated. Page, who…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 14, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Mayor At The Crossroads: Bill de Blasio’s Midterm Report Card According to JoAnne Page, president of The Fortune Society, “If Rikers were closed and it were…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- How To Get A Job When You Have A Criminal Record Removing the box may allow applicants to get the face-to-face interaction they need…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of November 30, 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Opinion: Why The Reforms At Rikers Island Are Doomed To Fail Says Norman Seabrook, Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association president: “Long before Mayor de Blasio was…Read More

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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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