Category Archives: News

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 24, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————– Life after prison: Lorenzo Brooks Meet Lorenzo Brooks. He spent 30 years in jail. Thanks to The Fortune Society, he…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 17, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————– Why Kalief Browder’s brother says it’s time to end the prison system “We need more organizations that are dedicating their…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of April 10, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. —————————————————————————————————— Relief after re-entry A new federal bill named for Kalief Browder, who committed suicide after incarceration on Rikers Island, is…Read More

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The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of March 27, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————- College classes in maximum security: ‘It gives you meaning’ More than 650,000 [justice-involved individuals reenter back into the community] every…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of March 13, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Black women bear an undue burden of the HIV epidemic As a black woman, one issue that is important to…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News of the Week — the week of March 6, 2017

Friday, March 10, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Weprin, Fortune Society push to keep visitation days in state prisons Last Sunday, New York State Assemblyman David Weprin and…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 27, 2017

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– How one nonprofit breaks the cycle of incarceration Staffed [largely] by [formerly incarcerated] people, The Fortune Society works to build a…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 20, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– How one nonprofit breaks the cycle of incarceration Staffed mostly by [formerly incarcerated] people, The Fortune Society works to build…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 13, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– New book, ‘Jack and Norman,’ misses the point on prison re-entry For formerly incarcerated individuals, community-minded and holistic reentry programs…Read More

Categories: Community, News

The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of February 6, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Bills passed to help tenants of New York ‘three-quarter homes’ On Wednesday afternoon [February 1, 2017], the New York City…Read More

Categories: Community, News

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