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Tom Robbins has been a columnist and staff writer at the Village Voice, the New York Daily News and The New York Observer. He is investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
February 28, 2020
Karl Taylor Died in a New York Prison. Now the State Has Agreed to Pay Millions.
Officials have also pledged to install video cameras and microphones throughout the Catskills facility where the death occurred.
April 17, 2019
Took a Plea? Brooklyn's District Attorney Will Support Your Parole
Most prosecutors automatically oppose parole requests. Not Eric Gonzalez.
November 27, 2018
Why Is Karl Taylor Dead?
Our prisons are our mental wards. One fatal case in New York shows where that can lead.
April 29, 2018
The People vs. Cy Vance
Think the Manhattan DA goes easy on the rich? Take a look at how he prosecutes the poor.
April 29, 2018
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November 15, 2016
Inmates Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard's Injury
Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison.
September 9, 2016
Revisiting the Ghosts of Attica
A wrenching new book recounts the bloodiest prison battle in our history.
August 25, 2016
Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises
A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t.
December 20, 2015
Spotting the ‘Red Flags’ of Abusive Prison Guards
Under pressure, New York says it will better track correctional officers
December 11, 2015
How a Stranger Helped One Man Rebuild His Life After Prison
‘I never thought people would care.’