First Lady McCray And Others Launch Program For Incarcerated Women From Harlem To Hollis

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray today announced a groundbreaking pilot program designed to allow mothers currently incarcerated at Rikers Island to visit and participate in activities with their children at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch Of Online Bail For NYers From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor de Blasio today announced the launch of an online bail payment system, which will make it easier for New Yorkers to pay bail – including when a friend or relative cannot get to court or a DOC facility to pay in person. Continue Reading →

Prison Reentry Nonprofit GOSO Showcases Talents With John Leguizamo At The Apollo

Successful NYC post-prison reentry nonprofit Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO) on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018, hosted an exciting showcase of talent from among the program’s ranks at the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

City To Invest $3 M Per Year In Services To Reduce The Number Of Teens In City Custody

Mayor de Blasio announced a $3 million annual investment to provide an array of services to young people that will help safely drive down the number of teenagers in city custody and advance the City’s commitment to provide young people in trouble with high quality programming that addresses underlying issues in their lives. Continue Reading →

One Of The Cities Worst Landlords Who Pushed Out Harlem Tenants Gets Out Of Jail

His atonement is on hold. Notorious landlord Steve Croman will stay out of jail until after the High Holidays, starting with Rosh Hashanah Wednesday night, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser ruled Tuesday. Continue Reading →

Harlem Mom Jailed In Zymere Perkins’ Death Claims Rikers Officers Set Up Sex Assault

The accused is now the accuser. A Harlem mom jailed in the savage beating death of her 6-year-old son claims Rikers Island correction officers set her up for a violent sexual assault by a terrifying fellow inmate. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Statement On The Closing of Rikers Island And More (Video)

Here are the Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito words:

A year ago, I made a promise to overhaul New York City’s criminal justice system and make New York a more fair and just city for all New Yorkers. 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 →

Harlem Council Leader Argues For Criminal-Justice Overhaul

Melissa-Mark-Viverito-IOU_7934The 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 →

Harlemites, Tarantino And Others March To Stop Police Terror (video)

Kimberly Griffin, left, holds hands with film director Quentin Tarantino after she recalled memories of her son Kimoni Davis, during a public reading of the names of people who have died at the hands of police nationwide, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Times Square, in New York. The protest marked the start of three days of protests and marches speaking out against violence at the hands of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

By Rise Up October

Rise Up October revealed a tremendous story of a movement being born including a Revolution Books in Harlem contingent. The movement is against police terror that recognizes there will be no progress without struggle, without resistance and protest. Continue Reading →