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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not Jail

Christie said the state is phasing in a program to send non-violent drug-addicted first-time offenders to rehab instead of jail. He discussed efforts at a conference organized by former Gov. Jim McGreevey.

04/17/2014

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Offers College Education To Sing Sing Prisoners

Mercy College is featured in a documentary premiering on HBO Monday evening. Hudson Link for Higher Education offers college courses to inmates at Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

03/31/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

City Incarceration Rate Drops By More Than A Third During Bloomberg’s Tenure

In his final days in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted a historic drop in crime in the city. According to the mayor, policing is a huge part of the equation. But he also pointed to a significant drop in the incarceration rate.

12/26/2013

Raise The Age press conference in Mineola, August 20, 2013. DA Kathleen Rice supports a review into the way the state prosecutes some teenagers. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Nassau DA Voices Support For Review Into Charging Teens As Adults

Organizers of the review effort say New York is only one of two states that has kept its age of adult criminal responsibility at 16, along with North Carolina.

08/20/2013

Rikers Island (file / credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Goldman Sachs Invests $10 Million To Reduce NYC Recidivism Rates

Goldman Sachs will invest almost $10 million in a New York City jail program that will allow the investment firm to profit if it can reduce recidivism rates, city officials announced Thursday.

08/02/2012