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Interview with NYC Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte

Exclusive to Our Time Press Interview with Joseph Ponte, Commissioner New York City Corrections Part One of Two New York City Corrections Commissioner Joseph Ponte is a small town guy in the big city, who is changing the culture at the problem-plagued Rikers Island complex that’s been the topic of reports of mismanagement of both prisoners and […]Read More

Marijuana Busts Targets Communities of Color. Low-level Pot Busts of

The city’s police department’s stop and frisk policy is sending thousands of young people of color through the penal system for minor marijuana arrests, according to a recently released study. The Drug Policy Alliance report found that there were 50,383 low-level marijuana possession arrests last year and 86 percent of those arrested were young people […]Read More