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New Report Highlights Growing Number of Aging People in Prison

“When I got out nine years ago, it was like being thrown from the top of the stairs to the bottom—I had nothing," Gloria Rubero wrote in a recent policy paper, part of a new report on reducing elder incarceration in New York state.

The authors of the report say that expediting their release is a “critical part of reducing mass incarceration, and of creating a more fair, just and humane justice system.”

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#BlackOnCampus Protests Bring Simmering Racial Tensions to the Forefront of College Life

Over the past seven days thousands of Black student and their allies in dozens of institutions have come out in support of their peers at Mizzou and Yale, using demonstrations, marches and sit-ins to highlight their own longstanding grievances over racial insensitivity, a lack of diverse faculty, and concerns for their safety amid a string of racist attacks.

Over the past seven days thousands of Black student and their allies in dozens of institutions have come out in support of their peers at Mizzou and Yale, using demonstrations, marches and sit-ins to highlight their own longstanding grievances over racial insensitivity, a lack of diverse faculty, and concerns for their safety amid a string of racist attacks.

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Chris Christie Should Remember the ‘Lawlessness’ in His Own Backyard

At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, Chris Christie preemptively announced that he would not be meeting with Black Lives Matter activists, so they shouldn’t even bother to ask. To which I say, HA!

At a recent campaign stop in Iowa, Chris Christie preemptively announced that he would not be meeting with Black Lives Matter activists, so they shouldn’t even bother to ask. To which I say, HA!

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Tens of Thousands Take to the Streets in Nationwide Fight for $15

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.

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Coerced C-Sections: The Latest Reach of Fetus-First Laws

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

Cases in New York and Virginia show the troubling effects of the law putting the interests of the fetus above the interests of the pregnant person.

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Obama Calls on Congress to ‘Ban the Box’ on Criminal Records

President Obama's directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.

President Obama’s directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.

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More Papa John’s Franchises Will Pay for Employee Wage Theft

The New York Attorney General's office announced a settlement with four Papa John's franchises for more than $500,000 in wage theft claims.

The New York Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement with four Papa John’s franchises for more than $500,000 in wage theft claims.

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Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners Could Soon End in New York

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

Shackling, which can include placing handcuffs, waist chains, and leg irons on a pregnant woman, has been widely denounced by the medical community.

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How New York City’s Treatment of Sex Workers Continues to Harm Us

Advocates from the Red Umbrella Project rally in New York City against the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts.

In fall of 2013, the State of New York established the Human Trafficking Intervention Courts to change the way courts handled those arrested for prostitution. But I know firsthand that using this model can still cause violence to sex workers, because we don’t need treatment.

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Papa John’s Once Again Faces Wage Theft Allegations

A complaint filed in New York accuses a franchise's owners of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to approximately 300 workers.

A complaint filed in New York accuses a franchise’s owners of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to approximately 300 workers.

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