Criminal Justice

Ex-convict José Lugo complained of receiving poor medical treatment at the Fishkill Correctional Facility (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Concerns Over New Health Care Rules For Inmates

African American, Criminal Justice, Health, Latino, New York December 2, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Following the adoption of new rules in the city’s handling of health services at prison facilities, doctors express concerns and demand more transparency, El Diario reports.

Fair Chance Law Comes to NYC

Fair Chance Law Comes to NYC

Criminal Justice, Labor, New York October 28, 2015 at 2:49 pm

New York City’s Fair Chance Act went into effect on Oct. 27, and experts say it is one of the strongest such laws in the country and should help protect ex-offenders from job discrimination, reports Colorlines.

A patron views footage on a screen at the New Documents exhibit at the Bronx Documentary Center. (Photo By Samali Bikangaga via Mott Haven Herald)

Citizen Journalism on Exhibit in the South Bronx

Bronx, Criminal Justice August 11, 2016 at 11:10 am

“New Documents,” on display at the Bronx Documentary Center, features photos and videos from around the world captured by eyewitnesses to expose injustice, reports Mott Haven Herald.

Little Legacy Garner being held by her mother before she released a carrier pigeon. (Photo by Joaquín Botero via El Diario)

Calls for Social Justice on Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death

Black, Criminal Justice, Staten Island July 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A carrier pigeon was released to inaugurate the events commemorating the first anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA on a Special Prosecutor, Peter Liang, and More

Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson spoke on a number of topics at a briefing for community and ethnic media held at the CUNY J-School.

Oscar Lopez Rivera with his daughter Clarissa López Ramos (left) and his granddaughter, Karina Valentín. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Oscar López Rivera Lives in Hope of an Obama Pardon

Criminal Justice, Government, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm

El Diario had an exclusive interview with 72-year-old Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera, following a march in El Barrio at the end of May demanding his release.

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.