New York News Articles
A Spotty Record of Health Care at JuvenileSites in New York - March 1, 2005 - It was early February 2000, and Judge Paula J. Hepner said she could hardly believe what a doctor in the city's juvenile justice system had done to the girl standing before her in Brooklyn Family Court.
HARSH MEDICINE DAY 3 - March 1, 2005 - The New York Times's yearlong examination of Prison Health Services, the biggest commercial provider of medical care to inmates, found instances of disturbing deaths and other troubling treatment.
HARSH MEDICINE DAY 2 - February 28, 2005 - The New York Times's yearlong examination of Prison Health Services, the biggest commercial provider of medical care to inmates, found instances of disturbing deaths and other troubling treatment.
HARSH MEDICINE DAY 1 - February 27, 2005 - The New York Times's yearlong examination of Prison Health Services, the biggest commercial provider of medical care to inmates, found instances of disturbing deaths and other troubling treatment.
New York State of Mind - August 14, 2004 - by David Seth Michaels - I live less than 40 minutes from New York's capitol. If there were some odd substance in the water there, or if there were air borne spors causing disorientation, or if there were some other explanation for the craziness that is embedded in New York's State Government, I think I would have heard about it. So you would think that when the state senate does something really bizarre, like quickly deciding to "repair" the death penalty bill, I would have heard about it. Sadly, they did and I didn't.
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June 6, 2004 - In the beginning I was overjoyed to find Independent Media. It was in fact what I had searched for that night, those exact keywords. INDEPENDENT MEDIA. My first post to the newswire was a book review I had done on the book -- Barry And The Boys: The CIA, The Mob, and Americas Secret History.
STUDY: JAIL FUTILE VS. DRUG TREATMENT - March 11, 2003 - Prosecutors can reduce drug crime more effectively by sending nonviolent drug offenders to a strict treatment program instead of prison, according to sponsors of a study released Tuesday. The Drug Treatment Alternative-to-Prison was launched in 1990 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City after the crack cocaine epidemic deluged the court system with cases. "It makes a phenomenal difference," said Joseph Califano, chairman of Columbia University's Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. "We do not have to throw away the key for a large number of people we thought had no chance."
FREEING THE WRONGLY CONVICTED - February 12, 2003 - How sweet it was that day two weeks ago when two young lawyers and the man whose freedom they restored were finally able to do something as simple -- and anticlimactic -- as sit down together over coffee at a deli just around the corner from the Bronx Supreme Court.
GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR DEFENSE DISALLOWED IN ASSAULT CASE - December 26, 2002 - In Scainetti v. United States, 01 Civ. 9970, the inmates at the halfway house claimed CSC employee and inmate counselor Miguel Carriera "lured" them into his office and assaulted them on four separate occasions between Nov. 6 and Dec. 28, 1998.
Psy problems in Juvenile centers - December 14, 2002 - Mental health professionals have long speculated that many adolescents with mental health problems are being arrested instead of being treated, lead study author Dr. Linda A. Teplin of Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois told Reuters Health. These findings do not prove that to be true, she said, but they do show the "tremendous burden that is placed on the juvenile justice system."
ASSAULTED INMATE'S CLAIM VS. STATE SHOULD GO TO TRIAL!
November 22, 2002 - An inmate's claim that lax prison security allowed another prisoner to assault and severely injure him should go to trial, New York's highest court said Thursday.
Ruling Ends Nassau's Attempt to Fire Jail Guard in Beating - November 21, 2002 - New York State's highest court declined yesterday to hear Nassau
County's appeal in the case of a jail guard it attempted to fire after he was found liable in the 1993 beating of a mentally retarded inmate.
PRISON OFFICER CHARGED WITH RUNNING SMUGGLING SCAM - November 13, 2002 - Bail was set recently at $50,000 for a New York prison officer accused of making inmates and their families pay him to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the jail.
$100,000,000 For Ex-Offenders - August 21, 2002 - Ex-convicts lack survival skills. U.S. hopes to teach prison inmates how to live on the outside
Judicial Accountability - June 1, 2002 - A Song and Dance for Judicial Reform. Performance Artists are getting in the ring of exposing corruption in the courtrooms. Let's cheer them on!
Fatal Flaws in Death Penalty Sentencing - February 13, 2002.
Study shows gross errors are common place rather than the exception.
No Immunity Given to Police for Civil Rights Violations in NY Ruling Wednesday, August 29, 2001