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  • November 10, 2016 Times Ledger
    New study shows Sandy exacerbated mental health and drug use issues

    Kenneth Brown did not think the projections for Sandy could be true. As he visited a friend in the Rockaways on the weekend of Oct. 29, 2012, he said he did not imagine what the following weeks of his life would entail when the hurricane hit the city, causing significant damage along the peninsula.

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  • November 07, 2016 Jezebel
    This probably will end badly

    Earlier this year, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito formed an independent commission to determine whether the dilapidated and violent city jail on Rikers Island should (and could) be shut down. Now, Politico New York reports, the vultures are circling: real estate developers like Related Companies have expressed an interest in the site.

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  • October 27, 2016 The Washington Post
    ‘Invisible punishment’ hits [formerly incarcerated] people for life; DOJ, HUD fight blanket rental bias

    There’s been a lot of bipartisan talk lately about criminal justice reform. But action is slow. Too slow for Pedro Collazo, dangling in a web of collateral consequences.

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  • January 03, 2015 The Daily Beast
    His first day out of jail after 40 years: adjusting to life outside

    Smartphones, the Internet, job-seeking. For prisoners released after decades behind bars, the modern world is difficult, confusing, and still better than anything ‘on the inside.’

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  • October 23, 2019 Center for Court Innovation
    Rikers: An American Jail

    In June 2018, as part of its "Spaces of Justice" series, Open House New York held a public screening and discussion of Rikers: An American Jail. Listen to a recording of the discussion, featuring The Fortune Society Special Assistant, Barry Campbell.

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