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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– McCray Set To Unveil “Mental Health Roadmap,” Signature De Blasio Plan  “What we’ve seen is the largest mental health facilities in the country now are…Read More

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

Monday, September 7, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Theatre: Whorl Inside A Loop Regarding the U.S.’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind approach to incarceration, activist Kenny Jackson remarked, “Those walls were built not only to…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– “Opening the Box”: After Being Jailed In Iran, Sarah Shourd Examines Solitary Confinement in U.S. Since her release from an Iranian prison, Sarah Shourd’s…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 24, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– How Poetry, Prison And A Holocaust Book Are Changing Ex-Offenders’ Lives It was a Wed. afternoon at The Fortune Society, a social service organization…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 17, 2015

Friday, August 14, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Opinion: Ditch Dirty Harry’s War On Crime For all the new energy, some think an outrageous crime by an ex-offender could easily derail us. JoAnne…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 10, 2015

Thursday, August 6, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Opinion: Former Inmates Still Running For Their Lives Says David Rothenberg, The Fortune Society’s founder: “Thousands of inmates are released through the front…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of August 3, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Formerly Incarcerated Activist Leads Organization To Mobilize Hearts And Minds For Decarceration Despite the challenges, Glenn E. Martin, former director of The Fortune…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of July 27, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Violence At Rikers Island Is Highest In More Than A Decade Despite Thousands Of Fewer Inmates This has been the bloodiest year behind…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of July 13, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————– Stung By Abuses At Rikers, New York City Acts On Bail Reform But The New Program Would Not Have Helped Kalief Browder Mayor de…Read More

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