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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.
November 13, 2019
What I Think About When I Think About Freedom
“It’s conflicting, I imagine, to hear how someone who once took a life thinks about living a good life.”
John J. Lennon
My Passover in Prison
Celebrating freedom in a place of bondage.
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“Blindfold” Off: New York Overhauls Pretrial Evidence Rules
Prosecutors will be required to turn over information to the defense much earlier in a criminal case, among other changes.
March 22, 2019
Inside the Battle to Close Rikers
Can New York City build its way out of mass incarceration?
Case in Point
February 13, 2018
Doesn’t Anyone Want to Know Who Killed Louise Cicelsky?
New York prosecutors object to new DNA testing that might answer questions left unanswered at a murder trial.
January 12, 2018
New York Cancels Private Prison Care Packages Program
An uproar over cost, selection — and coloring books.
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge
January 3, 2018
How New York Could Change the Game for Its Criminal Defendants
Soon after a Marshall Project story, the governor proposes changes to an “outdated” evidence law.
November 8, 2017
New York Courts Say: Hand It Over
A new order reminds prosecutors to show their evidence.
August 7, 2017
Defendants say evidence laws force them to take pleas while “blindfolded.”