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  • February 20, 2019 The Fortune Society
    The Fortune Society Unveils 2019 State Legislative Agenda

    0ur 2019 legislative agenda calls on State lawmakers to support measures that will protect and support marginalized communities including justice-involved individuals, people at risk of homelessness, and immigrants.

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  • February 06, 2019 BK Reader
    ‘Time to Stop Prison Slave Labor!’ Brooklyn Pols Push for Prison Minimum Wage

    The “Prison Minimum Wage” act could increase the minimum wage to $3.00 per hour, a substantial improvement from the $0.10 to $1.14 per hour that individuals in prison currently receive for work completed.

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  • February 06, 2019 Immigrant Defense Project
    DAs, Defenders & Community Stand Together as Hoylman, Solages Intro ICE Out of Courts Bill

    “The actions of ICE agents in our courthouses have compromised access to justice for too many immigrants in New York. Their very presence undermines democratic principles, endangers due process, and threatens public safety. We cannot allow this to continue." Read more from Shola Ayeni, Senior ATI Counselor at The Fortune Society, and others regarding a new state bill that would protect immigrant New Yorkers from ICE.

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  • February 02, 2019 Times Union
    Letter: Specter of police abuses in editorial ill-founded

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's proposed "Mugshot Ban" is a necessary step to ensuring that individuals who encounter the criminal justice system have fairer opportunities to reenter the community and lead productive lives. In a letter to the editor of the Times Union, Fortune President and CEO JoAnne Page responds to criticism of the ban.

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  • February 01, 2019 Gotham Gazette
    New York Democrats on Eliminating Cash Bail: Not When, But How

    Eliminating cash bail, which disproportionately affects people of color in New York City, is a vital step forward for criminal justice reform. Via Gotham Gazette, Fortune's Joanne Page and others give insight on alternatives to cash bail and what steps should be taken to ensure that our criminal justice system does not continue to unjustly hinder individuals from thriving.

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