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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.
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.
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November 15, 2016
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September 9, 2016
Revisiting the Ghosts of Attica
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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.’
September 27, 2015
Why It’s So Hard to Fire an Abusive Prison Guard
Corrections officials say he injured an inmate and lied about it. He’s still a state employee. He’s more the rule than the exception.