Christie Calls War On Drugs Ineffective, Announces Program To Send Some Offenders To Rehab, Not JailChristie 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.
Stories From Main Street: Non-Profit Offers College Education To Sing Sing PrisonersMercy 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.
City Incarceration Rate Drops By More Than A Third During Bloomberg's TenureIn 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.
Nassau DA Voices Support For Review Into Charging Teens As AdultsOrganizers 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.
Goldman Sachs Invests $10 Million To Reduce NYC Recidivism RatesGoldman 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.