Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg is a freelance journalist based in New Jersey. She is a member of The Appeal transition team and the Amicus Collective. Elizabeth was previously a Senior Staff Reporter at The Appeal, and has also written for The Nation and Truthout. She reports on wrongful convictions and prison and jail conditions.
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Judge Strikes Down New York Jail’s Prolonged COVID Visitation Ban
The ban had helped the local sheriff rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit from detainee video and phone call fees.
August 18, 2022
Jail Visitation Ban Drives Big Profits for Sheriff on Phone Calls
More than two years into the pandemic, the Broome County Sheriff’s Office is still prohibiting all jail visits. That helped rake in more than half a million dollars last year.
June 14, 2022
After Years Locked Up For Stealing Cold Medicine, Reginald Randolph is Released
But if he loses his appeal and Gov. Kathy Hochul declines to grant him clemency, he will likely be sent back to prison.
January 25, 2022
State Senators Ask Gov. Hochul to Commute Sentence of Man Who Spent Over 800 Days in Rikers
Reginald Randolph is currently serving a two to four year sentence in state prison for stealing cold medicine.
December 4, 2021
Homeless Man Spent Over 800 Days in Rikers After Stealing Cold Medicine from Duane Reade
Blind in one eye and at risk of losing vision in the other, 58-year-old Reginald Randolph has spent much of the past three years in jail. Now he’s on the verge of being sent to state prison for four more years.
November 2, 2021
Disabled and Abandoned in New York’s Prisons
Incarcerated people with disabilities detail a labyrinth of humiliations in prison.
October 25, 2021
He Says He Was Wrongfully Convicted. His Trial Prosecutor Led The Unit That Rejected His Petition.
Anthony Sims’ case shows the conflict of interest inherent in Conviction Review Units led by former prosecutors, critics say.
September 23, 2021