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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.

  • 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.

  • January 25, 2019 QNS
    Council unanimously passes Queens lawmaker’s bill to ensure quality services for domestic violence survivors

    Feedback from recipients of direct impact services is critical to ensuring that programs are consistently attuned to those they assist. Now on QNS, here from Fortune ATI Counselor Alisha Bailey and others regarding Intro. 542, a recently passed bill that will provide surveys to individuals receiving services from the New York City Mayor's Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence.

  • January 09, 2019 Crain's New York Business
    Turning second chances into real jobs

    After 12 years in prison, Donald Smith found a new beginning at The Fortune Society. In Crain's New York Business, learn about his transition from participant to Workshop Facilitator, and discover key advice he gives to those who share his experience with justice involvement.

  • December 31, 2018 The New York Times
    With a Fresh Swipe at Trump, Cuomo Pardons 22 Immigrants

    We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo's decision to issue pardons to 22 immigrants with justice involvement. Now on The New York Times, learn more about the news and read insights from JoAnne Page, our President and CEO.

  • December 21, 2018 The Epoch Times
    A Fresh Perspective on the Criminal Justice System

    As an individual with justice involvement, Fortune Executive Vice President Stanley Richards brings a vital perspective to the New York City Board of Corrections. Now on The Epoch Times, learn more about Stanley's inspiring story of transforming a difficult past into a passion for helping others.

    Photo courtesy of The New York City Mayor's Office

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