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‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

‘Gone ‘Til November’ Tells A Different Story

By Lizzie Essiedu, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books, Top Stories

Lil Wayne's new autobiography "Gone 'Til November" humanizes him in a way that his music has never been able to.

Tisch Professor Teaches Female Inmates

Tisch Professor Teaches Female Inmates

By Kaitlyn Wang, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Tisch professor Joanne Edelmann isn't just a teacher to NYU drama students — she teaches a movement technique class to female inmates at Rikers Island.

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Over a year and a half after punitive segregation reforms were implemented, the Department of Corrections has yet to put them in place.

New York Bail Policies Stifle Justice

New York Bail Policies Stifle Justice

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is one process housed in the criminal justice system which quietly delivers especially egregious and far-reaching decisions: the bail system.

Reform Rikers or shut it down

Reform Rikers or shut it down

By WSN Editorial Board

September 28, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Indictment of Riker's Island corrections officer is the first step towards fixing a long history of abuse and neglect of inmates.

Rikers Island bans solitary for youths

Rikers Island bans solitary for youths

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

January 29, 2015


Filed under News

Rikers Island inmates 21 years old and younger can no longer be placed in solitary confinement, New York City officials announced.