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24Jul 2017

100 Year Old Mobster Released from New York Prison

The name John “Sonny” Franzese may ring a bell for those in older generations. They may remember his 1960’s trial for several murder cases, spanning decades, or they might remember his famed bank robbery conspiracy which landed him a 50 year prison sentence in 1967 (from which […]

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24Jul 2017

Man’s Prison Sentence Overturned After 21 Years; State Passes Reforms

Jabbar Washington, a 43 year old Brooklyn, New York man, was convicted of murder in 1996 and jailed for 21 years. However, his conviction has been overturned and he’s been released and reunited with his family. On Wednesday, Washington was acquitted of his crime once investigators realized […]

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7Sep 2016

Summons Instead of Arrests, a New Ruling in Manhattan

On March 1, 2016, New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Manhattan County District Attorney’s Office announced a new ruling about low-level offenses with regards to treatment to the offenders. Low-level offenses are non-criminal violations such as drinking alcohol in public, taking up to […]

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7Sep 2016
Sep 7, 2016

The Route in Ending Prison Privatization

Queens Detention Facility located in Springfield Gardens, Jamaica, Queens NYC was once working with the state’s criminal justice system to house incarcerated inmates. This private prison facility which was operated by The GEO Group was later locked down due to the controversies involving violation of its inmates […]

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