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  • October 17, 2018 New York City Patch
    Building Blocks to Successful Reentry After Incarceration

    Before coming to The Fortune Society – a Long Island City- and West Harlem-based nonprofit that helps people with justice histories get back on track and regain their lives – Stefon Luckey faced his share of obstacles when asking for help.

  • October 17, 2018 The New York Times
    Moving Youths From Rikers

    Rob DeLeon, Associate Vice President of Programs, faults corrections officers at the Horizon Juvenile Center for using force to maintain control.

  • October 11, 2018 Voice of America
    Court Case Looks at Detention of Immigrants Who Served Time for Crimes

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the Trump administration argue for extensive government authority to detain certain immigrants who served sentences for committing crimes, even years after leaving prison. In this article, Khalil Cumberbatch, Fortune AVP of Policy, shares his personal experience.

  • October 09, 2018 Times Ledger
    Lancman leads Hearing to Examine ‘Cost of Justice’ in Criminal Cases

    The Committee on the Justice System, chaired by City Councilman Rory Lancman, held an oversight hearing Sept. 27 to examine the “cost of justice” in criminal cases. The hearing included testimony by Khalil Cumberbatch, Fortune AVP of Policy.

  • October 09, 2018 Queens Daily Eagle
    Rikers Island Welcome Station Connects People With Community, Services

    The Mass Bail Out Welcome Center, a volunteer run resource center housed in a trailer just outside the entrance to Rikers Island in Elmhurst, officially launched Saturday morning. Previously housed at The Fortune Society’s Long Island City office, the mobile center quietly opened earlier this month and seeks to help people recently released on bail and connect them with services in the community.

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