Harlem Rapper Max B Sentence Reduced To 20 years

max-b-in-harlem1Imprisoned Harlem rapper Max B had his 75-year sentence for a deadly 2009 robbery trimmed by at least 55 years in a momentous legal victory for the hip-hop artist. Continue Reading →

Harlem Inspired Artist Creates Literacy For Incarcerated Teens

galinsky in harlemInspired by the work of Harlem resident, artist, and activist Jamal Joseph (pictured below), NYC artist Robert Galinsky (above) has been going to Rikers Island Jail twice a week and correctional facilities. Continue Reading →

Council Leader Makes Impassioned Argument For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

a-Mark-Viverito_3The leader of the City Council issued an emphatic call for the end of the Rikers Island jail complex and changes for the “highly, highly punitive” criminal-justice system Thursday, blasting naysayers for spreading “misinformation.” Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Writing My Wrongs A New Book By Shaka Senghor

writing the wrongsIn 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands. Continue Reading →