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”?
The prison department doesn’t track overdose deaths in its custody. A New York Focus analysis found that the overdose death rate has tripled.
New York has kept hundreds of people convicted of sex offenses in prison long past their release dates.
The state’s top court will settle disputes between Rochester, Syracuse, New York City, and their police unions next week in three cases that could reshape police discipline across the state.
The Sheriffs’ Association lobbied against a bill to provide medication for opioid addiction in jails. Since it passed, they’ve failed to evaluate thousands of people for treatment.
Acting Supreme Court Justice Ralph Fabrizio has faced formal complaints for berating and threatening lawyers in more than a dozen incidents.
A surprise plan to shutter a jail in Syracuse’s Onondaga County spurred a chaotic political skirmish — and left local incarcerated people in the lurch.
A seemingly minor change in access to city jails has made it much harder for a lauded debate course to recruit volunteers.
The Adams administration said the city would replace discontinued Rikers courses. “I can say for certain that that’s not true,” one worker told New York Focus.
Men locked up in the Broome County jail describe an opioid treatment program so shoddy, they risk withdrawal, relapse, and overdose.
New York Focus revealed routine secret instructions used to guide judges’ decisions. Civil rights lawyers are suing to make them public.
The iconic public defense organization is due back in its Brooklyn office Monday. Attorneys, reporting health complications, say they’ve dreaded the return.
A raucous emergency meeting featured escalating alarm, bewilderment, a hot mic, dueling accusations of conflicts of interest, and a dramatic vote with two surprise twists.
The state Division of Human Rights considers prisons, jails, and police departments exempt from human rights law.
Mixed evidence was piling up about a signature New York drug policy experiment. Then the state stopped releasing the data.
Albany empowered its community oversight board. But the police department and the city’s top attorney are stonewalling.
It was hard enough to get back on Social Security and Medicaid after incarceration. Then Eric Adams slashed reentry services.
For Daniel Martuscello III, New York prisons are a family business.
Former Chief Judge Janet DiFiore’s resignation broke a conservative lock on the Court of Appeals.