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  • September 18, 2018 Rikers and Beyond
    When Women Are Left Out of Criminal Justice Reform

    The majority of incarcerated women are abuse survivors, and many are also mothers. As a result, advocates and formerly incarcerated women say, their needs in jail are different from men’s. This audio report, which features The Fortune Society's Amanda Cruz, discusses these issues.

  • August 23, 2018 WNYC
    WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show – Discussion on Parole

    Fortune Executive Vice President, Stanley Richards, discusses the issues surrounding parole in New York State on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show.

  • February 21, 2020 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.

  • June 18, 2018 Progressive Radio Network
    Ask Beatty Radio Show – Let’s Talk About Real Life Formerly Incarcerated [Individuals] And Listen to Their Real Life Stories

    The Fortune Society participants Eugene King and Barry Campbell appear on psychologist Beatrice (Beatty) Cohan's radio show on Progressive Radio Network. In this 43-minute interview, they discuss Fortune’s life-saving reentry services.

  • June 05, 2018 City Limits
    Max & Murphy: Criminal Justice Reform Has a Long Way to Go

    In this podcast, JoAnne Page, President & CEO, and Stanley Richards, Executive Vice President, discuss where Rikers closure stands, the enormous problem of the prison-to-shelter pipeline, the interplay between criminal justice and immigration courts, the pros and cons of indeterminate sentencing and the stalled state reforms of speedy trial, bail and discovery.

  • May 22, 2018 WCNY
    Capitol Pressroom: Alisa Wellek and Khalil Cumberbatch

    Alisa Wellek, Executive Director of the Immigrant Defense Project, and Khalil Cumberbatch, Associate Vice President of Policy at the Fortune Society, explain how shortening the maximum sentence for Class A misdemeanors by one day can have a big impact on immigrants across New York.

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