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Leaving the Bars Behind and Starting Anew

Leaving the Bars Behind and Starting Anew

By Yasmin Gulec, Features Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The US prison system is one of separation for families with incarcerated members.

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

By Jack Feeko, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under City News, News

Subway riders who jump turnstiles to avoid paying the fare will no longer be prosecuted, the Manhattan District Attorney's office announced earlier this month.

Petey Greene: Education as Rehabilitation

Petey Greene: Education as Rehabilitation

By Chelsey Sanchez, Digital Director

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

NYU students who take part in the Petey Greene program provide much needed tutoring to students in correctional facilities.

NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

NYU Criticized for Ties to Aramark

By Htoo Min, Deputy News Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized, University News

NYU Prison Divest created a petition requesting that the university end its relationship with the food provider Aramark Corporation.

Tandon Researchers Develop Database to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

Tandon Researchers Develop Database to Reduce Crime and Incarceration

By Mack DeGeurin, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Political groups at NYU weigh in on NYU student Trevor Hill's conversation with Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

NYU Removes Question Regarding Criminal History From Its Application

NYU Removes Question Regarding Criminal History From Its Application

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

August 3, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The move comes on the heels of heated protests during the spring semester from students hoping the university would change what they felt to be an unfair policy.

NYU Law Highlights Issues with Being Pregnant in Jail

NYU Law Highlights Issues with Being Pregnant in Jail

By Kate Howard, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016


Filed under News, University News

Many women who are incarcerated are pregnant and are often mistreated while in prison, and the event held by NYU Law Students for Reproductive Justice on Wednesday hoped to shed light on the severity of this mistreatment. Miyhosi Benton, a formerly incarcerated woman, and Gail Smith, director of the...

Formerly Incarcerated Women Talk the Penal System

Formerly Incarcerated Women Talk the Penal System

By Imani Johnson, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2016


Filed under News, University News

The Incarceration to Education Coalition and Women's Herstory Month at NYU cohosted a panel with four formerly incarcerated women who described their experiences navigating the system.

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

Talking With the People Behind the Ban the Box Movement

By Anne Cruz and Lexi Faunce

February 8, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

Washington Square News sat down with a few members of the Incarceration to Education Coalition to discuss NYU's letter to the Common App.

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

By Richard Shu, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Heroin addiction is getting a lot more attention than crack ever did, and it's because of the difference in race. White heroin victims get more attention on the national news because our society still places the concerns of the white middle class over the black urban poor.

Black trans activist discusses allyship

Black trans activist discusses allyship

By Christine Wang, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2015


Filed under News

CeCe McDonald, an aspiring fashion student living in Minneapolis, spoke on mass incarceration in the U.S. today.

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