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Following Shocking Gothamist Report, City Council Advances #LessisMoreNY Resolution

“Our ability to reconstruct an equitable legal system absent mass incarceration for New York State and close Rikers Island in New York City hinges on our capability to further reduce the number of people confined. There is an urgent need to end unnecessary criminalization practices that destructively rely on incarceration to address non-criminal behavior. I’ve felt the pressure of the legal system that burdens your shoulders during years of post-release supervision, as you wait powerless for your freedom and your future to be truly yours. I urge the City Council to adopt Resolution 829 supporting the Governor and legislators in both houses as they work expeditiously to pass the critical reforms included in the Less is More Act.” – Rob DeLeon, Associate Vice President of Programs at The Fortune Society

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