June 26, 2019


The NYCLU is sponsoring a set of conversation cards and the associated listening.nyc website, aimed to encourage people to talk about policing and the criminal justice system. Check it out!

June 17, 2019

Unnecessary jail expansion

Does our county really need a bigger jail?

A guide for avoiding unnecessary jail expansion

By Alexi Jones   Tweet this
May 2019
Press release   
As jail populations have skyrocketed over the past three decades, jails around the country have become dangerously overcrowded. The reflexive response is often to start the long, expensive process of building a larger jail. However, this report provides a roadmap to easier, quicker, cheaper, and more just solutions to jail overcrowding. It is organized around a series of questions that local decisionmakers should be asking and then lays out a detailed briefing on best practices for reducing jail overcrowding.

June 11, 2019

Students of color disciplined more often?

- Mon, Jun 18th ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network) members along with other local activists are meeting at the A J Williams-Meyers African Roots Center in Kingston at 1:30 pm to discuss the SUNY New Paltz Benjamin Center study on “disproportionate disciplinary rates of students of color in Hudson Valley public schools.”