Category Archives: News

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

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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

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 30, 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Cuomo clemency decision revives rehabilitation debate Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to grant clemency to a former Weather Underground activist convicted…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 23, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– NYCHA pilot sees success allowing residents to return after prison William Gonzalez, 63, got a second chance. After being convicted…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 16, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Gillibrand: homeless domestic violence survivors shouldn’t be invisible, deserve more federal resources and support U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 9, 2017

Monday, January 9, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– New York City experiences historic drop in crime for 2016 New York City has experienced a consistent and significant reduction…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of January 2, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– A communal struggle on the bus to Rikers Going to jail might seem like an intensely personal experience, the sort…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 26, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– City jails must now give incarcerated people coats if they’re released during winter Mayor de Blasio signed a bill into law…Read More

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The Fortune Society News Of The Week — the week of December 19, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A wide-ranging collection of news and opinion from the previous week focusing on criminal justice policy, advocacy, and reform. ——————————————————————————————————– Advocates host holiday party for formerly incarcerated people, families in LIC Barbara Biscaino and her daughter spend every holiday at…Read More

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