Category Archives: News

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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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 8, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Mayor de Blasio Announces Plans to Boost Security and Mental Health Staff at New York City Shelters The de Blasio administration announced steps…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 1, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ———————————————————————————————————- Barack Obama: Why We Must Rethink Solitary Confinement In 2010, a 16-year-old named Kalief Browder from the Bronx was accused of stealing a…Read More

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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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