Category Archives: News

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of April 12, 2016

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Faith in Justice, Restored (by JoAnne Page) Sentencing Peter Liang to prison would be wrong. Ken Thompson, the Brooklyn district…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Landlords Face Pressure on Criminal Background Checks Apartment landlords are facing mounting criticism that they are using electronic criminal-background checks…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of March 28, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- GNC and 7-Eleven Are Breaking a Law Meant to Give Ex-Prisoners a Fair Chance of a Job Josh is responsible,…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Lipmann announces members of criminal justice commission Former chief judge Jonathan Lippman announced Thursday the members of the Independent Commission on…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of March 14, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Department of Correction Commissioner Open to A Rikers Island Shutdown Plan Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte weighed in after…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of March 7, 2016

Monday, March 7, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Key to Vision of Closing Rikers, City Council Bail Fund Moves Through State Process Last year, New York City Council…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 29, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Rikers Reimagined: Innovative Ideas to Turn The Infamous Island Into a New York Destination Come stroll with us along 413…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 22, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- De Blasio Issues Reality Check On Calls To Raze Rikers Amid calls from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and City Council Speaker…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 15, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Get Help For The Accused Opinion: At The Fortune Society, we see the devastating individual and family impact of homelessness on people who…Read More

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Get Help For The Accused

Friday, February 12, 2016

At The Fortune Society, we see the devastating individual and family impact of homelessness on people who are trying to build positive lives despite histories of incarceration, addiction, trauma and mental illness. Without stable housing, the opportunity to build a…Read More

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