There have been at least six deaths at the Justice Center over the past two years — nearly six times Rikers Island’s death rate.
“It’s a dumb idea.”
New York Focus obtained SCOC reports from Onondaga County via a Freedom of Information Law appeal. Known as "minimum standards evaluations," the reports are the main mechanism by which SCOC reviews jails' compliance with state corrections regulations.
The reports, spanning 2019 to 2023, can be read in full here.
“I don’t even know what you’re talking about.”
Eliza Fawcett contributed research.
The rulings shed light on the leanings of Caitlin Halligan, the court’s newest judge and frequent tie-breaker.
While the United States Supreme Court seeks to restrict the government’s ability to regulate, the New York Court of Appeals is broadening it.
New York imposes strict regulations on “segregated confinement.” What if it’s just called “confinement”?
While Hochul considers a bill to pressure state contractors to stop deforestation, the massive food supplier is voicing concerns to her administration.
Israeli settlers have unleashed a wave of violence on Palestinians. With tax-deductible donations, New Yorkers can help equip them to carry it out.
Hudson Valley legislators and advocates are urging the state to reject the double-digit hike, arguing it could illegally stick customers with the bill for the company’s own mess.