Criminal Justice

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

After Exoneration, Bringing a ‘Fresh Take’ to the Bronx

Eric Glisson has big plans for his Bronx business, Fresh Take Juice Bar, which he started after serving nearly 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.

(Photo by Jackie Snow via Juvenile Justice Information Exchange)

NJ Teen Reviews Juvenile Offender Cases

Criminal Justice, Metro Area, Youth April 9, 2015 at 12:37 pm

A New Jersey teen is serving on a Juvenile Conference Committee that reviews cases against first- and second-time offenders charged with minor crimes. Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports on his experiences.

Nearly 800 inmates in local and state prison are under 18. (Photo via El Diario)

Pressure Mounts to Stop Trying Minors as Adults

African American, Criminal Justice, Latino, New York, Youth March 24, 2015 at 6:05 pm

The New York State Legislature debates whether to raise the age for imprisonment as an adult from 16 to 18, a measure that would affect mostly Hispanic and African-American youth, El Diario reports.

A Conversation on Investigating Attica

A Conversation on Investigating Attica

Crime, Criminal Justice, Media, New York March 6, 2015 at 3:38 pm

Investigative reporter Tom Robbins stops by CUNY TV’s “Eldridge & Co.” to talk about the interviews, observations and research that went into his story – which recently appeared on the front page of The New York Times – on the unprecedented charges brought against Attica Prison guards for the “brutal beating” of an inmate.

A five-year study of women's prisons in New York State found low standards for reproductive health and poor health care oversight, leaving pregnant women particularly vulnerable. (Image courtesy of and Copyright of Correctional Association of New York)

Assessing Health Care of Women in NY Prisons

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks, Women February 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm

A new report describes inadequate health care of female inmates in New York’s prisons, as well as egregious shackling of pregnant women during labor.

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Marching for Juvenile Justice on MLK Day

Young protestors in NYC marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching for racial equality and juvenile justice.

Charisma L. Troiano is the legal editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Opinion: Let’s Talk About #Accountability

Black, Criminal Justice, Opinion, Police December 23, 2014 at 2:32 pm

All lives matter, says Brooklyn Daily Eagle legal editor Charisma L. Troiano, arguing in an opinion piece for a new hashtag, #Accountability.

DRUM and CAAAV rallied against police brutality in front of Rego Park Mall in Queens.  (Photo from Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence via World Journal)

Some Chinese Call for Indictment of Peter Liang

Criminal Justice, East Asian, New York, Police December 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

In stories from the World Journal, City Council member Margaret Chin and local Asian groups are calling for the indictment of Officer Peter Liang over the shooting death of Akai Gurley.

Millions March in NYC

Millions March in NYC

Black, Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Voices' Picks December 15, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Thousands of marchers in NYC joined the Millions March protests on Dec. 13, 12014.

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

A Saturday of Protest: Ready for Millions March

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, New York, Video December 12, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Protesters prepare for the Millions March on Dec. 13, organized in response to the grand jury decisions in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.

Protestors from Picture the Homeless said housing and jobs would help curb petty crime better than "Broken Windows" policing. (Photo by Caroline Lewis for Voices of NY)

Homeless Opponents of ‘Broken Windows’ Protest Think Tank

Criminal Justice, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Police, Voices' Picks December 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Advocacy group Picture the Homeless rallied outside the Manhattan Institute with the intent of challenging pundit Heather Mac Donald’s support of the “broken windows” policing practice.

Protestors against the Eric Garner grand jury decision on Dec. 3 (Photo by Julius Motal for Voices of NY)

Veto Police Discipline Bill, Activists Tell Cuomo

Criminal Justice, New York December 8, 2014 at 8:55 pm

Activists are urging NYS Gov. Cuomo to veto a bill permitting police unions to discipline their members, Gotham Gazette reports.


A Night of Protests: Eric Garner

Protesters criss-crossed NYC to express outrage over a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer linked to the death of Eric Garner.

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A Night of Protests: Ayotzi 43

Protestors gathered in Times Square Dec. 3, in one of 43 protests around the nation to mark the disappearance in Mexico of students known as the Ayotzi 43.

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Times Square Protests over Ferguson

Criminal Justice, New York December 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm

At Times Square, protests over the Ferguson decision continued on Dec. 1, drawing a young crowd.